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Two interesting phyllostomines included the fringe-lipped bat and the woolly false vampire bat. The fringe-lipped bat gets its name from a cluster of fleshy projections on its chin pad and along its lips. This bat is now famous as the “frog-eating bat” as a result of behavioral studies conducted by Merlin Tuttle and Michael Ryan on Barro Colorado Island, in central Panama’s Lago Gatún, in the late 1970s and early 1980s (figure 3). Almost as large as the greater spearnosed bat, the woolly false vampire bat gets its common name from its long, fluffy, light-colored fur.

I presume he used a more conventional style during the day, when he didn’t have to aim in the narrow beam of a headlamp. Depending on your point of view toward killing monkeys, Emiliano’s 12 / Chapter 1 greatest triumph (or disaster) came in late February when he and a buddy shot twelve of them—five mantled howlers, four white-faced capuchins, and three Central American spider monkeys. They must have traveled quite a ways from camp—in the hills to the east, they said—to obtain these animals, because we never heard howlers roaring in the forest around camp.

But it was obvious that it was about time to return to civilization. We sent word downriver that we needed transportation back to Jaqué, and on 2 March two boatloads of Chocos arrived to transport us the next morning. They brought some fresh paca meat—a real delicacy because of its soft texture and sweet flavor—and we had a minifeast that night. It rained steadily for several hours during the night, and all the Indians crowded into our house to sleep. Frank and I spent ten days in the Canal Zone before heading west to Chiriquí Province on our next collecting trip.

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