Taphozous hilli Click to enlarge image
Hill's Sheathtail Bats were only recognised as a separate species in 1980. Before that they were confused with Common Sheathtail Bats. Image: GB Baker
© GB Baker

Fast Facts

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

Hill's Sheathtail Bats were only recognised as a separate species in 1980. Before that they were confused with Common Sheathtail Bats.

Habitat

Hill's Sheathtail Bats roost in caves and old mines. They often share their roosts with Common Sheathtail Bats.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Hill's Sheathtail Bats feed on insects, but their diet is poorly known.

Life history cycle

Female Hill's Sheathtail Bats have one baby during summer through to autumn.

Conservation status

Hill'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.