Egyptian slit-faced bat

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Egyptian slit-faced bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Nycteridae
Species : Nycteris thebaica


The Egyptian slit-faced bat is listed as Least Concern. 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 Egyptian slitfaced bat
A young / baby of a Egyptian slitfaced bat is called a 'pup'. A Egyptian slitfaced bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Egyptian slit-faced bat

The Egyptian slit-faced bat, Nycteris thebaica, is adapted to catch scorpions on the ground, whereas in Australia the golden-tipped (or dome-headed) bat, Kerivoula papuensi, focuses on spiders that it snatches from their webs.

Nycteris thebaica is not found much outside of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. (Full text)

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