Western yellow bat

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Western yellow bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Lasiurus
Species: L. xanthinus
Binomial name
Lasiurus xanthinus
Thomas, 1897
Distribution of Lasiurus xanthinus.png
geographic range of the western yellow bat (2009)

The western yellow bat (Lasiurus xanthinus) is a species of vesper bat. It is found in Mexico and the southwestern United States. This species roosts in trees such as Populus fremontii, Platanus wrightii, and Quercus arizonica.[2] If available, the western yellow bat will use the dead fronds that encircle palm trees as a roosting site.[3]


  1. ^ Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Ticul Alvarez Castaneda, S. (2008). "Lasiurus xanthinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Lasiurus xanthinus - Western Yellow Bat". InfoNatura. NatureServe. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  3. ^ Hoffmeister, Donald F. (1986). Mammals of Arizona. Arizona Game and Fish Department. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-0-8165-0873-0.