Chalinolobus

Chalinolobus is a genus of bats, commonly known as pied, wattled, or long-tailed bats. They have fleshy lobes at the bottom edge of their ears and on their lower lips. The bats otherwise classified in the genus Glauconycteris are included in Chalinolobus by some zoologists.

Chalinolobus
Chalinolobus morio-Cayley
Chocolate wattled bat (Chalinolobus morio)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Tribe: Vespertilionini
Genus: Chalinolobus
Peters, 1866
Type species
Vespertilio tuberculatus
Gray, 1843

Species

References

  • Churchill, Sue (1998). Australian Bats. New Holland Publishers.

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Abo bat

The Abo bat (Glauconycteris poensis) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.

It is found in several countries in West Africa and Central Africa.

It is found in these habitats: subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

Allen's striped bat

Allen's striped bat (Glauconycteris alboguttata) is a species of bat in the family Vespertilionidae, the vesper bats. It is native to Africa, where it occurs in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This species can be found in lowland tropical moist forests. Little else is known about it.

Bangadilly National Park

Bangadilly National Park is a national park located around 20 km west of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Established in 2001, it is made up of three separate, similarly sized areas of land totalling 2,141 hectares in area. It consists of sandstone plateaus and gorges bordering the Wingecarribee River.The park is covered by open eucalypt forest and woodland, of which nine specific vegetation communities have been catalogued. Common tree species on the plateaus include several from the Sydney Basin at the southwestern limits of their distribution, such as the grey gum (Eucalyptus punctata), silvertop ash (E. sieberi), hard-leaved scribbly gum (E. sclerophylla) and blue-leaved stringybark (E. agglomerata). Tablelands species are more common in the slopes and valleys and include the yellow box (E. melliodora), red stringybark (E. macrorhyncha), Argyle apple (E. cinerea), brittle gum (E. mannifera) and apple box (E. bridgesiana). Areas with deeper soils are home to the river peppermint (E. elata), manna gum (E. viminalis) and river oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana).Rare flora found in the national park include net-veined wattle (Acacia subtilinervis), narrow-leaved mallee ash (Eucalyptus apiculata) and (Pseudanthus divaricatissimus).Emus have been found in the park and the river is a key habitat for platypus.Rare fauna that have been found in the park include the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) glossy black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami), speckled warbler (Pyrrholaemus sagittatus) spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis), common bent-wing bat (Miniopterus schriebersii), large-eared pied bat (Chalinolobus dwyeri), greater broad-nosed bat (Scoteanax rueppelii), eastern false pipistrelle (Falsistrellus tasmaniensis), and koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Other species likely to occur include the regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia), turquoise parrot (Neophema pulchella), smoky mouse (Pseudomys fumeus), Australian masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae), swift parrot (Lathamus discolor) and hooded robin (Melanodryas cucullata).The Mount Penang loop walk is a 3 km loop track in the northwestern section of the park that takes 2.5 to 3.5 hours to complete.

Beatrix's bat

Beatrix's bat (Glauconycteris beatrix) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.

It can be found in the following countries: Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.

It is found in these habitats: subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Bibundi bat

The Bibundi bat (Glauconycteris egeria) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.

It can be found in the following countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. It is also found in Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve.

Chocolate wattled bat

The chocolate wattled bat, species Chalinolobus morio, is a bat allied to the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in Australia, including the island Tasmania, and widespread in southern regions. It is known to reside from sea level to at least 1,570 metres (5,150 ft) in Victoria.

Glen's wattled bat

Glen's wattled bat (Glauconycteris gleni) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.

It is found in Cameroon and Uganda.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Gould's wattled bat

Gould's wattled bat (Chalinolobus gouldii) is a species of Australian wattled bat named after the English naturalist John Gould.

Hoary wattled bat

The hoary wattled bat (Chalinolobus nigrogriseus) is a species of vesper bat found in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Two subspecies are currently recognised:

C. n. nigrogriseus (Gould, 1852)

C. n. rogersi (Thomas, 1909)

Kenyan wattled bat

The Kenyan wattled bat (Glauconycteris kenyacola) is a species of vesper bat and a member of the family Vespertilionidae.

It is found only in Kenya.

Large-eared pied bat

The large-eared pied bat (Chalinolobus dwyeri) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.

This vulnerable mammal can be found in Australia.

List of bats of Australia

This is the list of bats of Australia, a sub-list of the list of mammals of Australia. About 75 bat species are known to occur in Australia, Lord Howe and Christmas Island. This list principally follows the authoritative reference, Churchill (2008)

Little pied bat

The little pied bat (Chalinolobus picatus) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in semi-arid woodlands in eastern Australia.

New Caledonia wattled bat

New Caledonia wattled bat (Chalinolobus neocaledonicus) is a species of vesper bat (family Vespertilionidae) in the genus Chalinolobus. It is found only in New Caledonia.

New Zealand long-tailed bat

The New Zealand long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus), also known as the long-tailed wattled bat or pekapeka-tou-roa (Māori), is one of 15 species of bats in the genus Chalinolobus variously known as "pied bats", "wattled bats" or "long-tailed bats". It is one of the two surviving bat species endemic to New Zealand, but is closely related to five other wattled or lobe-lipped bats in Australia and elsewhere.

Pied bat

The pied bat (Niumbaha superba), or badger bat, is a rare species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is the only species in the genus Niumbaha. While not related in any way, the pied bat partly resembles a bee, with light yellow stripes and blotches on its body, the stripes being primarily on its back, but these are more vector-like and symmetrical and have more angles on each stripe. An interesting thing to note is that the pied bat is a completely unique bat. Biology professor DeeAnn Reeder, one of the species' discoverers, said, "Its cranial characters, its wing characters, its size, the ears – literally everything you look at doesn't fit. It's so unique that we need to create a new genus."

Silvered bat

The silvered bat (Glauconycteris argentata) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae.

It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna.

Variegated butterfly bat

The variegated butterfly bat (Glauconycteris variegata) is a species of vesper bat. It is sometimes also called the leaf-winged bat, or simply the butterfly bat. It is not currently endangered, but may be threatened by habitat loss in some parts of its range.

Vespertilioninae

The Vespertilioninae are a subfamily of vesper bats from the family Vespertilionidae.

Species of subfamily Vespertilioninae
Aeorestes
Antrozous
Arielulus
Barbastella
Bauerus
Chalinolobus
Corynorhinus
Dasypterus
Eptesicus
Euderma
Eudiscopus
Falsistrellus
Glauconycteris
Glischropus
Hesperoptenus
Histiotus
Hypsugo
Ia
Idionycteris
Laephotis
Lasionycteris
Lasiurus
Mimetillus
Neoromicia
Niumbaha
Nyctalus
Nycticeinops
Nycticeius
Nyctophilus
Otonycteris
Parastrellus
Perimyotis
Pharotis
Philetor
Pipistrellus
Plecotus
Rhogeessa
Scoteanax
Scotoecus
Scotomanes
Scotophilus
Scotorepens
Scotozous
Tylonycteris
Vespadelus
Vespertilio

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