Brazilian free-tailed bat

Tadarida brasiliensis

Order: Chiroptera

Suborder: Yangochiroptera

Family: Vespertilionidae

Call characteristics:

High frequency caller (~40 kHz range)

Length

3 - 3 1/2 in

(7.7 – 8.9 cm)

Weight

  1/8 - 1/4 oz (4.6 - 7.9 g)

Range

There are various sources for bat species range maps including IUCN, NatureServe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ECOS, and the National Atlas of the United States (left). 

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Photo Credit: Alexandra Lombard

Status

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Trends

NABat utilizes monitoring data provided by a broad network of partners to support regional and range-wide inferences about changes in the distributions and abundances of bat populations facing current and emerging threats.

Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:

 

NatureServe Explorer

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System 

Bat Conservation International Bat Profiles

National Atlas of the United States. (2011). North American Bat Ranges, 1830-2008. National Atlas of the United States. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/pz329xp4277.

Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.