Eastern cave bat

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Eastern cave bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Vespadelus
Species: V. troughtoni
Binomial name
Vespadelus troughtoni
(Kitchener, Jones & Caputi, 1987)
  • Eptesicus troughtoni Kitchener, Jones & Caputi, 1987

The eastern cave bat or Troughton's forest bat (Vespadelus troughtoni) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in Australia. This bat lives in caves along the east coast of Australia and in adjacent inland ranges.[2]


  1. ^ Pennay, M. & Hall, L. (2008). "Vespadelus troughtoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Ellis, M. (2001). Extension to the known range of the Eastern Cave Bat Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener, Jones and Caputi 1987) into the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion in New South Wales. Australian Bat Society Newsletter. 16:39.