Vieira's long-tongued bat

Vieira's long-tongued bat (Xeronycteris vieirai) is a species of bat from northeastern Brazil, discovered in 2005 by Gregorin and Ditchfield.[1] It is the only species in the genus Xeronycteris.[2]

Vieira's long-tongued bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Xeronycteris
Gregorin & Ditchfield, 2005
X. vieirai
Binomial name
Xeronycteris vieirai
Gregorin & Ditchfield, 2005
Distribution of Xeronycteris vieirai.png
Vieira's long-tongued bat range


  1. ^ a b Solari, S. (2015). "Xeronycteris vieirai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T136321A22021092. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T136321A22021092.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Nogueira, Marcelo R.; Gregorin, Renato; Peracchi, Adriano L. (April 2014). "Emended diagnosis of Xeronycteris vieirai (Mammalia: Chiroptera), with the first record of polyodontia for the genus". Zoologia (Curitiba). 31 (2): 175–180. doi:10.1590/S1984-46702014000200009.