Fast Facts

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

Troughton's Sheathtail Bats are known from only a few specimens from three sites near Mt Isa. Very little is known about them. The last known site was destroyed by mining operations.

Habitat

Troughton's Sheathtail Bats roost in caves and mines.

Feeding and diet

The Troughton's Sheathtail Bat's diet is not known.

Conservation status

Troughton'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.