Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Genus
    Mormopterus
    Family
    Molossidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Class
    Mammalia
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

South-western Freetail Bats have been found in a variety of habitats from tall forests to open woodland, mallee and coastal heathland, yet little is known about their natural history.

Habitat

South-western Freetail Bats have been found roosting in tree hollows.

Distribution

Feeding and diet

The South-western Freetail Bat's diet is not known.

Conservation status

South-western Freetail Bats is vulnerable to loss of tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.