Fast Facts

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

Introduction

Very little is known about Greater Broad-nosed Bats.

Habitat

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

Distribution

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 history cycle

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

Economic 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.