The Topic:
Bat Species

On this page, there are links to varied types and species of bats. . . or you can return to the main webpage: Bats. This is one of several thematic topic projects. To see all the topics that have been completed, go to the 42eXplore Subject Index.
 
General Index
Order Chiroptera from Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia/chiroptera.html
This comprehensive database indexes bats according to their suborder, family, and individual species.
 
Individual Types and Species
 
Big Brown Bat from the Western North Carolina Nature Center
http://www.wildwnc.org/af/brownbat.html (See Also Brown Bat)
Explore this animal's habits and history and see what one looks like!
Other Brown Bat Websites:
2) Big Brown Bat from Mammals of Texas http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/eptefusc.htm
3) Big Brown Bat from the Canadian Museum of Nature
http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/bigbat.htm
4) Eptesicus Fuscus: Big Brown Bat from Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/eptesicus/e._fuscus$narrative.html
 
(Big-eared Bat) Virginia and Ozark Big-Eared Bats from the US Fish and Wildlife Service
http://endangered.fws.gov/i/a/saa7r-.html (See Also Pallid Bat and Spotted Bat)
Here you learn about the endangered big-eared bats.
Other Related Websites:
2) Pale Townsend's Big-eared Bat from Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/others/nddanger/species/plectown.htm
3) Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat from The Mammals of Texas
http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/plecrafi.htm
4) Townsend's Big-Eared Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/townsend.html
5) Townsend's Big-eared Bat from The Mammals of Texas
http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/plectown.htm
 
(Brown Bats)
(See Also Big Brown Bat)
Learn about the varied species of brown bats.
Other Websites for Brown Bats:
2) California Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/calimyot.html
3) Western Pipistrelle from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/westpip.html
4) Fringed Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/frinmyot.html
5) Little Brown Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/lbrwnmyo.html
6) Long-Eared Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/learmyot.html
7) Long-Legged Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/llegmyot.html
8) Small-Footed Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/smftmyot.html
9) Yuma Myotis from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/ymyotis.html
 
Dawn Bats from Animal Diversity, University of Michigan
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/eonycteris/e._spelaea$narrative.html
Learn about this fruit bat usually found in Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Philippines, Malaya, Indonesia.
Related Website:
 
Flying Fox from PBS's Kratt's Creature World
http://www.pbs.org/kratts/world/aust/flyingfox/index.html (See Also: Fruit Bat)
Learn facts about this cousin of bats.
More Websites for Flying Foxes:
3) Flying Fox http://www.sonic.net/~mk/work/flyingfox.html
4) Flying-Foxes in Australia http://online.anu.edu.au/srmes/wildlife/batatlas/at_foxes.html
 
Free-tailed Bats
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/bigfree.html
Here you learn about the different species of free-tailed bats.
Other Related Websites:
 
2) Mexican Freetailed Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/mexfree.html
3) Western Mastiff Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/westmast.html
 
(Fruit Bat) Cynopterus Brachyotic from Lubee Foundation Bat Collection
(See Also: Flying Fox)
See a photo and read a short description of this bat, also known as the dog-faced fruit bat or short-nosed fruit bat.
Other Websites for Fruit Bats:
2) Egyptian Fruit Bat from the Organization for Bat Conservation
http://members.aol.com/obcbats/Egyptianfruitbatinfo.html
3) Fruit Bat at Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/bat/Fruitbatcoloring.shtml
4) Fruit Bats form Wild Ones http://www.thewildones.org/Animals/fruitBat.html
 
Furry-tailed Bats from Bats of Arizona
(See Also Hawaiian Hoary Bat)
Learn more about the silver-haired bat, western red bat, hoary bat, and the southern yellow bat.
Related Websites:
2) Hoary Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/hoarybat.html
3) Little-Known World of Hoary Bats http://www.batcon.org/batsmag/v13n4-1.html
4) Red Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/redbat.html
5) Silver-Haired Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/silverhr.html
6) Southern Yellow Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/yellobat.html
 
Gray Bat (Myotis Grisescens) from the US Fish and Wildlife Service
http://endangered.fws.gov/i/a/saa4l.html
This website summarizes the characteristics of this endangered bat species.
Related Websites:
2) Gray Bat (Myotis Grisescens) http://ifw2es.fws.gov/Oklahoma/graybat.htm
3) Gray Bat in North Carolina http://nc-es.fws.gov/mammal/graybat.html
 
Hawaiian Hoary Bat
http://pacificislands.fws.gov/wesa/hrybatindex.html
This site introduces the only native land mammal of Hawai'i, an endangered bat that is also called the `ope`ape`a.
Related Websites:
2) Biogeography of the Hawaiian Hoary Bat (Ope’ape’a)
http://bss.sfsu.edu/geog/bholzman/courses/Spring99Projects/hoarybat.html
 
Indiana Bat ( Myotis Sodalis) from the US Fish and Wildlife Service
http://endangered.fws.gov/i/a/saa08.html
Learn about this bat species that is listed as endangered.
Other Websites for the Indiana Bat:
2) Indiana Bat http://www.siec.k12.in.us/cannelton/indiana.htm
3) Indiana Bat in North Carolina http://nc-es.fws.gov/mammal/indianabat.html
4) Indiana Bats by R.D. Drobney and R.L. Clawson from Missouri Department of
Conservation http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/frame/c164.htm
 
Leaf-nosed Bats
Learn about the various species of leaf-nosed bats.
Related Websites:
2) California Leaf-nosed Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/calleaf.html
3) California Leaf-nosed Bat, Sophisticated Desert Survivor
http://www.batcon.org/batsmag/v16n4-3.html
4) California Leaf-nosed Bat http://www.co.pima.az.us/cmo/sdcp/sdcp2/fsheets/vuln/clnb.html
5) California Leaf-nosed Bat http://www.sibr.com/mammals/M019.html
6) Mexican Long-tongued Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/mexlngtg.html
 
Pallid Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/pallid.html (See Also Big-eared Bats)
Here is a brief description and photo of the pallid bat.
Other Pallid Bat Sites:
2) Antrozous Pallidus: Pallid Bat from the Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan
3) Pallid Bat from The Royal British Columbia Museum
http://rbcm1.rbcm.gov.bc.ca/end_species/species/pbat.html
 
Spotted Bat from Bats of San Diego County
http://home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare/spotdbat.html (See Also Big-eared Bat)
Here is a brief description and photo of the spotted bat.
Other Spotted Bat Websites:
2) Euderma Maculatum: Spotted Bat from University of California, Berkeley
http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~sofia/bats/Spotted_Bat.html
3) Meet the Spotted Bat from Bats Northwest
http://www.batsnorthwest.org/batsArticle.asp?ID=64
4) Spotted Bat from Environment Canada
http://www.especesenperil.gc.ca/Species/English/SearchDetail.cfm?SpeciesID=170
5) Spotted Bat from the Organization for Bat Conservation
http://www.batconservation.org/content/meetourbats/spottedbatinfo.htm
 
(Vampire Bat) Desmodus Rotundus at Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/desmodus/d._rotundus
This site features geographic range, characteristics, natural history, and more on the common vampire bat.
Other Vampire Bat Sites:
2) Biogeography of Vampire Bat
http://bss.sfsu.edu/geog/bholzman/courses/fall99projects/vampire.htm
3) Natural History of the Vampire Bat by D. Tomlinson
http://www.batconservation.org/content/meetourbats/vampire.htm
4) Vampire Bat at Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/bat/Vbatcoloring.shtml
5) Vampire Bat from The Wild Ones
http://www.thewildones.org/Animals/vampire.html
6) Vampire Bats http://www.angelfire.com/va/vampirebats/
 
  
 
Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 10/01. Updated 9/05.