Natural History of Bats
Here are a few of the bat species that you will learn about in the course on the Natural History of Bats. You will be responsible for learning the scientific name, common name, family and distribution of several specimens that will be presented in the lab on the first class day.
Many of the following pictures were taken by Michael T. Dixon (unless otherwise indicated).
|Lasiurus cinereus, Hoary Bat||Desmodus rotundus, Common Vampire Bat|
|Noctilio leporinus, Fishing Bat||Vampyrodes major, Great Stripe-faced Bat|
|Euderma maculatum, Spotted Bat||Lasiurus xanthinus, Western Yellow Bat|
|Sturnira lilium, Yellow-shouldered Bat||Myotis velifer, Cave Myotis|
|Ectophylla alba, Honduran White Bats||Thyroptera discolor, Disk-winged Bat
(Photo courtesy of Larry Gilbert)
|Tonatia silvicola, White-throated Round-eared Bat||Nyctinomops femorosaccus, Pocketed Freetail Bat
(Photo courtesy of Brian Keeley)
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