Wroughton's free-tailed bat

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Wroughton's free-tailed bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Molossidae
Species : Otomops wroughtoni


The Wroughton's free-tailed bat is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Wroughton
A young / baby of a Wroughton is called a 'pup'. A Wroughton group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Wroughton's free-tailed bat

The Wroughton’s Free-tailed Bat (Otomops wroughtoni) is found only in the Barapede caves (between Krishnapur and Talevadi) in the entire world.

The Wroughton’s free-tailed bat, Otomops wroughtoni is another endemic species, located very near us at Talevadi that unfortunately, is in danger of extinction. (Full text)

Because of its small population and extremely limited range, the Wroughton's free-tailed bat is considered critically endangered (IUCN 2000). (Full text)

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