Animal Species:Troughton's Sheathtail Bat

Troughton's Sheathtail Bats are known from only a few specimens from three sites near Mt Isa. Very little is known about them. The last known site was destroyed by mining operations.

Standard Common Name

Troughton's Sheathtail Bat

Habitat

Troughton's Sheathtail Bats roost in caves and mines.

Feeding and Diet

The Troughton's Sheathtail Bat's diet is not known.

Conservation Status

Troughton's Sheathtail 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:
Taphozous
Family:
Emballonuridae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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