Animal Species:Cape York Sheathtail Bat

Very little is known about Cape York Sheathtail Bats in Australia. They are also found in Papua New Guinea.

Standard Common Name

Cape York Sheathtail Bat

Habitat

Cape York Sheathtail Bats seem to roost in tree hollows in Australia, but in New Guinea they are known from limestone caves.

Feeding and Diet

Cape York Sheathtail Bats eat beetles, flying ants, grasshoppers and moths. They fly high and straight over the top of trees in open forests hunting for prey.

Conservation Status

Cape York Sheathtail Bats are vulnerable to destruction of roost sites in hollows trees by clearing for agriculture and changes to feeding areas by agricultural activities.

Classification

Species:
mixtus
Genus:
Saccolaimus
Family:
Emballonuridae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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Tags bats, mammals, flying, flight, vertebrates, eutherians, placentals, bats in Australia,