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Rhogeessa gracilis

Slender Yellow Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Slender Yellow Bats, like others in the genus Rhogeessa, are usually found roosting in hollow trees, under palm fronds, or in thatched roofs. They are insectivorous and tend to hunt fairly close to the ground, flying slowly along over paths or cleared areas. Usually these tiny bats have twins.

Length:
Range: Total Length: 79-82 mm; Tail: 38.6-41 mm

References:

Miller, G.S., Jr., 1897. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 13:126.

Links:

Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Rhogeessa gracilis