New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Mystacinidae
Species : Mystacina tuberculata
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 batA 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'.
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)More animals beginning with N