Big free-tailed bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Molossidae
Species : Nyctinomops macrotis
The Big free-tailed bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the big freetailed batA young / baby of a big freetailed bat is called a 'pup'. A big freetailed bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela
Facts about the big free-tailed bat
1995: Big free-tailed bats are migrants in the Lincoln National Forest (USFS, 1995) *37*.
1996: Nyctinomops macrotis is expected, though not documented on the San Andres NWR, NM (Wiesenberger, 1996) *51*.
1999: Big free-tailed bats are found in southwestern United States, Carribean, and Central America throughout northern South America (Harvey et al.
Big Free-Tailed Bat or Nyctinomops macrotis is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .
Duke DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY The big free-tailed bat is rare in California.
free-tail (Nyctinomops macrotis) is a giant among the free-tailed species.
Nyctinomops macrotis - big free-tailed bat The big free-tailed bat is light reddish-brown to chocolate brown or black, with narrow wings and verticle wrinkles on the upper lip.
Photo by Janet Tyburec Smaller photos: The big free-tailed bat (Nyctinomops macrotis) is one of the species sometimes caught and observed at the Arizona workshop.
The big free-tailed bat is included on the Utah Sensitive Species List. (Full text)
Description: The big free-tailed bat is the largest bat in Colorado. (Full text)
As a graphical confirmation that one previously uncovered endemic, the Big Free Tailed Bat, is now covered, we overlay the spatial distribution of the Big Free Tailed Bat over the reserve system. (Full text)
Big Free-tailed Bat ClassOrderFamilySpecies Mammalia Chiroptera Molossidae Nyctinomops macrotis Big Free-tailed Bat Distribution, Abundance, and Seasonality DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY The big free-tailed bat is rare in California. (Full text)More animals beginning with B