Common Tent-making Bat Uroderma bilobatum The Common Tent-making Bat is a common forest species of the lowlands of Central and South America. It is a member of the family Phyllostomidae, the New World

Silky Anteater Cyclopes didactylus Photo by Domiciano Alveo Also known as the Pygmy Anteater, the Silky Anteater is the smallest anteater on Earth. It is truly tiny: only 20 cm in body length

Variegated Squirrel Sciurus variegatoides Photo by Uwe Speck A large and extremely variable species, the Variegated Squirrel is one of Central America’s well-known critters. This squirrel is well named, and comes in many

Panamanian Night Monkey Aotus zonalis Photo by Carlos Bethancourt The night monkeys, also known as owl monkeys or douroucoulis, are assigned to the genus Aotus, the only truly nocturnal monkeys. Though Aotus means

Central American Woolly Opossum Caluromys derbianus Photo by Uwe Speck The Central American Woolly Opossum is a medium-sized marsupial of the rainforests of Central America and northwestern South America. In comparison to other

Geoffroy’s Tamarin Sanguinus geoffroyi Photo by Doug Weschler Geoffroy’s Tamarin, also known as the Panamanian Tamarin, Rufous-naped Tamarin, and locally in Panama as “mono titi,” is a Callitrichid monkey similar to marmosets of

Neotropical River Otter Lontra longicaudis Photo by David Tipling Similar in appearance to its close cousins, the Northern and Southern River Otters, the Neotropical River Otter is 90-150 cm in length—its long, tapered

White-faced Capuchin Cebus capucinus Photo by Jenn Sinasac Locally known as “mono cariblanco,” the White-faced Capuchin is a well-recognized monkey of the forests of Central America and northwestern South America. It is a

Lesser Capybara Hydrochoerus isthmius Photo by Jenn Sinasac The Lesser Capybara is a large, semi-aquatic rodent, very closely related to the Capybara (H. hydrochaeris) found in the Amazon. It was recognized as a

Northern Tamandua Tamandua mexicana Photo by Jenn Sinasac The Northern Tamandua, also known as the Lesser Anteater or Vested Anteater, is a medium-sized anteater found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Central