Fast Facts

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

Very little is known about Yellow-lipped Bats.They are mostly caught in areas of the Kimberley region that receive more than 800 mm of rainfall per year.

Habitat

Yellow-lipped Bats roost in sandstone and limestone caves. They roost together in colonies of up to 80 bats.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Yellow-lipped Bats feed on insects.

Conservation status

Yellow-lipped Bats are vulnerable to disturbance by human visitors to cave roosts and changes to feeding areas by agricultural activities.