Nyctophilus timoriensis Click to enlarge image
Greater Long-eared Bat GBB-29713.tif Image: G B Baker
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

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

Introduction

The Greater Long-eared Bat is the largest species of Long-eared Bat.

Habitat

Greater Long-eared Bats roost in hollows in old trees, and under loose bark.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Greater Long-eared Bats possibly feed on moths and beetles.

Economic impacts

Greater Long-eared Bats are vulnerable to loss of tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and land degradation.