Quantcast

Latest New Zealand Lesser Short-tailed Bat Stories

2009-07-29 10:23:16

A bizarre New Zealand bat that is as much at home walking four-legged on the ground as winging through the air had an Australian ancestor 20 million years ago with the same rare ability, a new study has found.


Latest New Zealand Lesser Short-tailed Bat Reference Libraries

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata
2013-09-17 13:41:27

The lesser short-tailed bat is only found in New Zealand and is the only living species of bat in the Mystacinidae Family. The short-tail is commonly located on the North Island of New Zealand using the forests as its habitat. Roosting is done primarily alone but there have been known colonies of over 100 bats. It prefers to use already hollowed trees or crevices but will chew out a burrow in the wood using its sharp incisor teeth. These roosting locations are only used for a few weeks...

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...

More Articles (2 articles) »
Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.