Animal Species:Greater Broad-nosed Bat

Very little is known about Greater Broad-nosed Bats.

Standard Common Name

Greater Broad-nosed Bat

Habitat

Greater Broad-nosed Bats roost in hollows in old trees and occasionally in roofs of buildings.

Feeding and Diet

Greater Broad-nosed Bats feed on flying beetles, other insects and small invertebrates. They fly slowly through woods, along creek edges and over water as they catch their prey in flight.

Life cycle

Female Greater Broad-nosed Bats give birth to one baby in summer.

Economic/social impacts

Greater Broad-nosed Bats are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.

Classification

Species:
rueppellii
Genus:
Scoteanax
Family:
Vespertilionidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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