Northern cave bat

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Northern cave bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Vespadelus
Species: V. caurinus
Binomial name
Vespadelus caurinus
(Thomas, 1914)
  • Eptesicus caurinus Thomas, 1914

The northern cave bat (Vespadelus caurinus) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in Australia.


The northern cave bat occurs in the monsoonal tropics of Australia from the Kimberly region of Western Australia, throughout the Top End of the Northern Territory and the lower Gulf of Carpentaria into north-western Queensland.[2]


  1. ^ McKenzie, N. & Lumsden, L. (2008). "Vespadelus caurinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T7919A12870191. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T7919A12870191.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  2. ^ [1], Churchill, S. (2009). Australian Bats. Second Edition. Allen and Unwin.