Myzopodidae – Madagascar sucker-footed bats

Little is known about this small family, native to Madagascar

The family only contains a single genus with only one species that is medium in size but has relatively large-sized ears. These bats have moderately dense pelage with a mid-brown to golden color. For this reason, the bat is also known as the golden bat.

These bats are found in the rainforests of Madagascar, where they frequently inhabit paddies, marshlands, vanilla plantations, streams, and even urban areas. Very little is known about their behavior, but these bats are believed to feed on insects. These bats have very little significance to humans. Like many bat species, it probably helps to reduce agricultural pests by feeding on potentially harmful insects.