Southern yellow bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Lasiurus ega
The Southern yellow 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 southern yellow batA young / baby of a southern yellow bat is called a 'pup'. A southern yellow bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesArgentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela
Facts about the southern yellow bat
Southern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus ega) is whitish buff, yellowish, or orange, and usually has a blackish wash.
Similar Species Southern Yellow Bat is smaller. (Full text)
Like other members of the genus Lasiurus, southern yellow bats are associated with trees which can provide them with daytime roosting sites. (Full text)
The southern yellow bat is most easily confused with the northern yellow bat where the two species occur together in southeastern Texas. (Full text)
Identification: Lasiurus ega is a medium-sized bat with dull, sooty yellow fur. (Full text)More animals beginning with S