Bat-Watching

Bat Species List
By the Staff at Bat Conservation International
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Wild Bats

Latin Name Common Name

Antrozous pallidus Pallid bat

Choeronycteris mexicana Mexican long-tongued bat

Corynorhinus townsendii Townsend's big-eared bat

Eptesicus fuscus Big brown bat

Eumops perotis Western mastiff bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired bat

Lasiurus borealis Red bat

Lasiurus cinereus Hoary bat

Leptonycteris curasoae Lesser long-nosed bat

Myotis austroriparius Southeastern bat

Myotis californicus California myotis

Myotis ciliolabrum Western small-footed myotis

Myotis evotis Long-eared myotis

Myotis grisescens* Gray bat

Myotis leibii Small-footed bat

Myotis lucifugus Little brown bat

Myotis septentrionalis Eastern long-eared myotis

Myotis sodalis* Indiana bat

Myotis thysanodes Fringed myotis

Myotis velifer Cave myotis

Myotis yumanensis Yuma myotis

Nycticeius humeralis Evening bat

Pipistrellus hesperus Western pipistrelle

Pipistrellus subflavus Eastern pipistrelle

Tadarida brasiliensis Mexican free-tailed bat

Captive Bats

Latin Name Common Name

Anoura geoffroyi Geoffroy's long-nosed bat

Artibeus jamaicensis Jamaican fruit bat

Carollia perspicillata Short-tailed fruit bat

Cynopterus brachyotis Lesser dog-faced fruit bat

Desmodus rotundus Common vampire bat

Eidolon helvum Straw-colored fruit bat

Epomophorus wahlbergi Wahlberg's epauleted fruit bat

Glossophaga soricina Pallas' long-tongued bat

Macrotus californicus California leaf-nosed bat

Noctilio leporinus Fishing bat

Nyctinomops femorosaccus Pocketed free-tailed bat

Nyctinomops macrotis Big free-tailed bat

Phyllostomus discolor Pale, spear-nosed bat

Pteropus giganteus Indian flying fox

Pteropus poliocephalus Gray-headed flying fox

Pteropus rodricensis Rodrigues fruit bat

Pteropus voeltzkowi Pemba Island flying fox

Rousettus aegyptiacus Egyptian fruit bat

Rousettus lanosus Ruwenzori long-haired rousette bat

Taphozous perforatus Egyptian tomb bat

* Federally endangered


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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