U.S. state bats
As of February, 2011, at least three US states had an official bat. The general assembly of North Carolina considered a bill in 2007 that would have made Rafinesque's big-eared bat its state bat. The bill passed 92-15, but died in the state senate.
|State||State bat||Scientific name||Image||Year adopted|
|Oklahoma||Mexican free-tailed bat||Tadarida brasiliensis
|Texas||Mexican free-tailed bat||Tadarida brasiliensis||1995|
|Virginia||Virginia big-eared bat||Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus||2005|
- "House Bill 1683 Official State Bat (2007-2008 session)". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- "Senate Selects Bat as State’s Flying Mammal". Oklahoma State Senate: Communications Division. 8 March 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- "Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 95, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)". Texas State Legislature. 1995. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- "HB 2579 Bat, big-eared; designating as official emblem of State.". Virginia State Legislature. 31 March 2005. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
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