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Rhogeessa alleni

Allen's Yellow Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Bats in the genus Rhogeessa are very tiny and are known for their low, slow, fluttering flight. Often 2 to 5 of them are seen flying together, hunting insects. If they are over a clearing, they tend to fly in a circular pattern, and if they are over a forest trail, they go back and forth, covering about 30 m of trail before turning and heading in the other direction. Allen's Yellow Bat is found in only in Mexico, from Oaxaca to Zacatecas.

Range: Total Length: 81-90 mm

Range: 5.8-8.0 g


Thomas, O., 1892. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 6, 10:477.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Rhogeessa alleni