Long-tailed house bat

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Long-tailed house bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Eptesicus
Species: E. hottentotus
Binomial name
Eptesicus hottentotus
A. Smith, 1833

The long-tailed house bat or long-tailed serotine bat (Eptesicus hottentotus) is a species of vesper bat found in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is found in dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, and caves.[1]


  1. ^ Jacobs, D. & Cotterill, F.W. 2004. Eptesicus hottentotus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.