Animal Species:Arnhem Sheathtail Bat

Arnhem Sheathtail Bats were only discovered in 1979 and very little is known about them.

Standard Common Name

Arnhem Sheathtail Bat

Habitat

Arnhem Sheathtail Bats possibly roost in tree hollows, also perhaps at the base of pandanus leaves.

Feeding and Diet

Arnhem Sheathtail Bats eat flying insects. They fly fast and straight over the tops of trees in swamps and open forests as they hunt for prey. They do fly low when feeding over water.

Conservation Status

Arnhem Sheathtail Bats are vulnerable to the loss of roosting places through clearing of native vegetation and to loss of feeding areas by land degradation through agricultural activities.

Classification

Species:
kapalgensis
Genus:
Taphozous
Family:
Emballonuridae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Class:
Mammalia
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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