Allen's big-eared bat

Allen's big-eared bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Idionycteris phyllotis

 

The Allen's big-eared 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 Allen
A young / baby of a Allen is called a 'pup'. A Allen group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Countries
Mexico and United States

Facts about the Allen's big-eared bat

Allen’s big-eared bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) is one of the rarest North American bat species.

The Allen's big-eared bat is a tawny colored bat about two inches in length with a wingspan ranging from 12 to 14 inches.

1995: Allen's big-eared bats are a fairly common summer resident in Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *34*.

1996: Idionycteris phyllotis is expected, though not documented on the San Andres NWR, NM (Wiesenberger, 1996) *32*.

Allen's big-eared bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) is known from southeastern Utah within about 30 miles of Colorado, in pi-on-juniper habitat that is generally

Allen's big-eared bat is found in extreme southern Nevada, the southern third of Utah, throughout Arizona, in the southwestern quarter of New Mexico, and south through the interior of Mexico.

Allen's big-eared bats are known to range from the Colorado River Valley of Arizona to New Mexico and the central highlands of Mexico.

Allen's lappet-browed bat (Idionycteris phyllotis), is one of the more unusual of the 42 species of U.

The lappet-browed bat (Idionycteris phyllotis) is found in extreme southern Nevada, the southern third of Utah, throughout Arizona, in the southwestern quarter of New Mexico and south through the interior of Mexico.

Allen's big-eared bat is an insectivore, eating insects captured in flight or plucked from vegetation. (Full text)

Allen's big-eared bat, Idionycteris phyllotis, is one of the most poorly known bat species in North America. (Full text)

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