Animal Species:Eastern Cave Bat

Eastern Cave Bats roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels, usually in well-lit areas.

Standard Common Name

Eastern Cave Bat

Distribution

Eastern Cave Bats have a wide distribution but are poorly known.

Habitat

Eastern Cave Bats live in tropical mixed woodland and wet sclerophyll forests on the coast and along the Great Dividing Range, but extend into drier forest of western slopes and inland areas. They roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels. Usually well-lit areas. Colonies of up to 500, but 6 to 60 also recorded.

Conservation Status

Eastern Cave Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.

Classification

Species:
troughtoni
Genus:
Vespadelus
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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