New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Mystacinidae
Species : Mystacina tuberculata

 

Keywords: tail

The New zealand lesser short-tailed bat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the New Zealand lesser shorttailed bat
A young / baby of a New Zealand lesser shorttailed bat is called a 'pup'. A New Zealand lesser shorttailed bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Countries
New Zealand
New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat habitats
Forest and Temperate forest
Some facts about the
New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat

Adult weight : 0.024 kg (0.0528 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Litter size : 1

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat

This ‘Nationally Vulnerable’ ancient species is unique to New Zealand and, along with the short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) is our only endemic land mammal.

Description The New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat is remarkable for the fact that it is the most terrestrial bat in the world; more at home on the forest floor than flying through the treetops. (Full text)

The short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) is so different from other bats that it belongs to a family of its own, the Mystacinidae, which exists only in New Zealand. (Full text)

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