Rafinesque's big-eared bat
|Rafinesque's big-eared bat|
Rafinesque's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) is a species of vesper bat.
Rafinesque's big eared bat is a medium sized bat with a length of 3.2-4.3" and a wingspan of 10-12". As its name implies, C. rafinesquii has large ears that are over an inch long. Color is gray on back and white on its belly. Similar to the Townsend's big-eared bat, it has two lumps on either side of its nose. This specie can live 10 years or longer.
C. rafinesquii most commonly roosts in abandoned buildings in heavily forested areas, hanging in the open. Males can be found roosting under bark and in hollow trees. Nursery colonies are rarely in caves.
- "Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats" by Kim Williams, Rob Mies Donald and Lillian Stokes.
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