Fast Facts

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

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

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.