List of bats of Australia

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This is a sub-list of the list of mammals of Australia

This is the list of bats of Australia,[1][2][3] a sub-list of the list of mammals of Australia. About 75 bat species are known to occur in Australia, Lord Howe and Christmas Island.[4] This list principally follows the authoritative reference, Churchill (2008)[3]


Spectacled flying-fox (Pteropus conspicillatus)
Black flying Fox



  • Ghost bat, Macroderma gigas - endemic; found across northern Australia






  • Little bent-wing bat, Miniopterus australis - east coast; New Guinea and Indonesia
  • Common bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii - northern and eastern Australia; wide Pacific distribution
    • Eastern bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis - eastern Australia
    • Southern bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii bassanii - southeast South Australia and western Victoria, Australia
    • Northern bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii orianae - northwest Australia


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  1. ^ Van Dyke, S. and Strahan, R. (eds.) (2008) The Mammals of Australia, Third Edition, New Holland / Queensland Museum, Brisbane ISBN 978-1-877069-25-3
  2. ^ Churchill, S. (1998) Australian bats, New Holland, Sydney ISBN 1-876334-07-X
  3. ^ a b Churchill, S. (2008) Australian bats, Allen & Unwin, Sydney ISBN 978-1-74175-461-2
  4. ^ Menkhorst, P. and Knight, F. (2001) A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne ISBN 0-19-550870-X