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Living The Night Life Bats Are Needed All The Time-Not Just On Halloween
2012-10-31 15:03:13

National Science Foundation Researchers are identifying the important ecological and economic contributions of bats; gleaning lessons from incredible bat abilities that may advance technology; and helping to battle a new fatal bat epidemic The sight of bats hanging upside down in creepy caves or fleeing in fluttery flocks from their subterranean haunts at dusk like "bats out of hell" may spook even the most rational, otherwise unflappable observer. Nevertheless, on every day (and...

2011-08-11 12:48:45

Bat conservation and the emerging field of aeroecology to be featured at ESA's 2011 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas Golf courses and coffee plantations are some of the unlikely bat habitats that could be considered in conservation plans, say scientists presenting research at the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 96th Annual Meeting from August 7-12, 2011. Using Doppler weather radar and other technologies relatively new to the field of ecology, ecologists will discuss the role of...


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Wroughton's Free-Tailed Bat, Otomops wroughtoni
2013-06-25 19:31:15

Wroughton's free-tailed bat (Otomops wroughtoni) is a species of free-tail bat that can be found in a restricted range that includes a small portion of Cambodia and the Western Ghats. Its range is so small that it only appears in a few areas including two places in Karnataka, India and in the Barapede Caves between in the Belgaum district. Its exact distribution is not known, however, because the species is not often seen. There is not much known about Wroughton's free-tailed bat, but it...

European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

Mexican free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis
2012-05-03 08:50:46

The Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), is a native bat to the Americas. It has a range that stretches from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska, and other states in the north to southern areas in most of Southern America and Mexico. This bat’s South American range is not understood and it lives in four of the seven faunal regions of South America. Its habitats include places like the pacific coast Peru, Chile, the eastern slopes of the Andes, and the eastern Brazilian highlands and...

Big Free-tailed Bat, Nyctinomops macrotis
2012-04-25 12:10:01

The big Free-tailed Bat (Nyctinomops macrotis) can be found in South, Central, and North America. They prefer to roost in rocky crevices in rocky canyon country. It has an average body length of 5.5 inches. Little is known about the life span and mortality rate of the big free-tailed bat, but it is thought that breeding occurs during the winter, when the bats have migrated to warmer areas. Females will form nursery colonies and have one pup each. The pups will not leave the colony until they...

Western Mastiff Bat, Eumops perotis
2012-04-25 07:54:53

The western mastiff bat, the largest native bat to North America, can be found in the western United States, South America, and Mexico. Other common names for this bat are the greater mastiff bat, the greater bonneted bat, and the western bonneted bat. Although one subspecies of this bat has a conservation status of concern (Eumops perotis californicus), the western mastiff bat is listed as of least concern by the Fish and Wildlife Service. This western mastiff bat is dark brown in color,...

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