Gould's long-eared bat

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Gould's long-eared bat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Nyctophilus
Species: N. gouldi
Binomial name
Nyctophilus gouldi
Tomes, 1858

Gould's long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi) is a microbat found in eastern Australia from Queensland to Victoria as well as in south-west Western Australia. Their distribution extend into semi-arid regions along rivers.[2] These bats roost in tree hollows and eat a variety of insects. In southern Australia, they hibernate over winter from April until September.

Appearance

Colors can range from dark brown to dark gray on top, and the bats are light gray on the bottom. They can be up to 5.8 centimeters and have long ears, hence their name.[3]

Diet

Gould's long-eared bats eat insects, including beetles, flies, and ants, as well as leaves.[3][4]

References

  • Churchill, Sue (1998). Australian Bats. New Holland Publishers. 
  1. ^ Pennay, M.; Lumsden, L.; Lunney, D.; Parnaby, H. (2008). "Nyctophilus gouldi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T15004A4487322. 
  2. ^ Ellis, M.V., Williams, C.R. and Wilson, P. (1989). Extension to the known range of Gould's Long-eared bat Nyctophilus gouldi Tomes, 1858 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in New South Wales. Australian Zoologist. 25:79-82.
  3. ^ a b "Gould's Long-eared Bat - Australian Museum". australianmuseum.net.au. Retrieved 2018-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Gould's Long-eared Bat | Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains". bwvp.ecolinc.vic.edu.au. Retrieved 2018-06-24. 



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