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A leading bat expert with the USDA Forest Serviceâ€™s Southern Research Station today identified nine bat species in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee that she believes are most threatened by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungus that kills bats and appears to be rapidly spreading south from the northeastern United States.
Three years later, hibernating bats continue to fall to this disorder HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has caused cave bat population reductions in New York and New England over the past three winters. It surfaced near Albany in 2006.
Experts warned Congress on Thursday that a mysterious fungus attacking America's bats represents the most serious threat to wildlife in a century and could spread nationwide within years.
The brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus), also known as the common long-eared bat, is a species of vesper bat that is native to Europe. Its range includes most areas of Europe except southern Spain and Italy, and Greece. It prefers a habitat within woodland areas and prefers to roost in caves, although colonies have been found roosting in bat boxes, tree hollows, and buildings. The brown long-eared bat reaches an average body length between 1.7 and 1.8 inches with a wing length of up to...
The Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is the largest of all five subspecies under Corynorhinus townsendii. Its range is highly limited to a few caves in the central southern areas of the United States. Its range once included Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, but these areas were abandoned due to human activity and disturbances. Its other common names include the long-eared bat, the lump-nosed bat, and the western big-eared bat. The Ozark big-eared bat has large,...
Townsend’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) is one of a large number of species in the vesper bat family. It is found in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The habitats of these bats include abandoned buildings and mine tunnels and caves. There are three recognized subspecies of the Townsend’s big-eared bat. The Townsend’s big-eared bat has an average body length of four inches with a wingspan of up to eleven inches. The body weight of this medium sized bat averages...
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