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FEATURED CRITTER: Spotted Bat   Other Critters

Started Jul-10 by PennyCC; 34 views.
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From: PennyCC

Jul-10

FEATURED CRITTER:  Spotted Bat

Has the largest ears of any bat in North America

10 July 2018

This beautiful and elusive bat has extremely oversized pink ears and black fur symmetrically splotched with white on the back and also white fur on the belly. These features make the spotted bat a standout among the species of North America. It is a medium-size bat (wingspan up to about 14 inches (35 cm)) but it has the largest ears of any on the American continent. The ears measure nearly two inches (51 mm). It is thought that the big ears help the bat to forage among the rocky outcrops and scrub land in the areas where it lives in the western United States, Mexico and as far north as British Columbia in Canada. In addition, the large surface of the ears may play a thermo-regulatory role in helping the bat dissipate body heat in the desert climate. When sleeping the bat may wrap the ears around its head. The ears and wings are pinkish to grey in color.

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  • Edited July 10, 2018 12:12 pm  by  PennyCC
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From: PennyCC

Jul-10

[Wikipedia] Spotted bat

The Spotted bat (Euderma maculatum), is a bat species from the family of vesper bats. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_bat Please support this channel a...

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