Greater broad-nosed bat

Greater broad-nosed bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Stenodermatinae
Species : Platyrrhinus vittatus


The Greater broad-nosed 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 greater broadnosed bat
A young / baby of a greater broadnosed bat is called a 'pup'. A greater broadnosed bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the greater broad-nosed bat

Greater Broad-nosed bats are, as in all insectivorous bat species, highly susceptible to insecticides both directly and indirectly (on their food source).

The Greater Broad-nosed bat is dark reddish-brown to dark-brown above, paler below, with a large, thick, wide muzzle that is almost hairless.

The Greater Broad-nosed Bat is found along the coast of NSW.

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