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2010-04-07 10:57:39

A leading bat expert with the USDA Forest Service'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. Station Research Ecologist Susan Loeb, Ph.D. says WNS has been confirmed in Tennessee, and she says it is just a matter of time before the fungus...

2010-01-12 12:34:00

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. Pennsylvania Game Commission officials say that they are expecting cave bat mortalities this winter if the disorder spreads through hibernacula as it did New York and New England over the previous winters. To track...

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2009-06-05 14:10:00

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 condition, known as white-nose syndrome, gets its name from the white fungus speckled amongst the bats, reports the Associated Press. Experts told two House subcommittees on Thursday about discovering caves where bats had been decimated by the disease. "One cave there was turned into a morgue, with bats...


Latest Townsend's big-eared bat Reference Libraries

Brown Long-Eared Bat, Plecotus auritus
2013-06-25 13:00:18

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...

Ozark Big-eared Bat, Corynorhinus townsendii ingens
2012-08-09 07:48:16

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
2012-04-25 11:15:08

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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