Gould's long-eared bat

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Gould's long-eared bat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Nyctophilus
Species: N. gouldi
Binomial name
Nyctophilus gouldi
(Tomes, 1858)

Gould's long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi) is a microbat found in eastern Australia from Queensland to Victoria as well as in south-west Western Australia. Their distribution extend into semi-arid regions along rivers.[1] These bats roost in tree hollows and eat a variety of insects. In southern Australia, they hibernate over winter from April until September.

References[edit]

  • Churchill, Sue (1998). Australian Bats. New Holland Publishers. 
  1. ^ Ellis, M.V., Williams, C.R. and Wilson, P. (1989). Extension to the known range of Gould's Long-eared bat Nyctophilus gouldi Tomes, 1858 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in New South Wales. Australian Zoologist. 25:79-82.