Brown big-eared bat

Brown big-eared bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Plecotus auritus

 

Keywords: brown , tail

The Brown big-eared bat, brown long-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 brown bigeared bat
A young / baby of a brown bigeared bat is called a 'pup'. A brown bigeared bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Brown big-eared bat

Adult weight : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 30 years

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 65 days

Weaning : 42 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Body mass : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

Temperature : 33.85 °C (92.93 °F)

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Facts about the brown big-eared bat

Brown Long-Eared Bat or Plecotus auritus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Brown Big-Eared Bat or Plecotus auritus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

The neural excitatory threshold of Plecotus auritus is lowest, or most sensitive, at two frequencies: 10 kHz and 50 kHz--these two frequencies correspond to gleaning and echolocation activity, respectively.

Abstract: The brown long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus, is unusual among temperate zone bats in that summer maternity colonies are composed of adult males and females, with both sexes displaying natal philopatry and long-term association with (Full text)

In the first of these, the Plecoteae, of which the long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) is the type, the crown of the head is but slightly raised above the face-line, the upper incisors are close to the canines, and the nostrils are margined behind by grooves ~n the upper surface of the muzzle, or by rudimentary nose-leaves; the ears being generally very large and united.

ABSTRACT The brown long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus, is unusual among temperate zone bats in that summer maternity colonies are comprised of adult males and females, with both sexes displaying natal philopatry and long-term association with a colony. (Full text)

The brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus is known as a ‘whispering bat’.

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