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BCI Species Profiles

There are forty-seven kinds of bats living in the United States, representing four distinct groups, including the ghost-faced, leaf-nosed, vesper bat, and free-tailed families. Since common names can change between regions, scientists have given each bat a distinct two-part Latin name, designating the genus and species. Below, you can sort and show North American bats by State/Province or Family Group. The common names are also listed for your convenience.


Species Common Name  
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Antrozous pallidus pallid bat
Artibeus jamaicensis Jamaican fruit-eating bat
Choeronycteris mexicana Mexican long-tongued bat
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque’s big-eared bat
Corynorhinus townsendii Townsend’s big-eared bat
Eptesicus fuscus big brown bat
Euderma maculatum spotted bat
Eumops floridanus Florida bonneted bat
Eumops perotis greater bonneted bat
Eumops underwoodi Underwood’s bonneted bat
Idionycteris phyllotis Allen’s big-eared bat
Lasionycteris noctivagans silver-haired bat
Lasiurus blossevillii western red bat
Lasiurus borealis eastern red bat
Lasiurus cinereus hoary bat
Lasiurus ega southern yellow bat
Lasiurus intermedius northern yellow bat
Lasiurus seminolus Seminole bat
Lasiurus xanthinus western yellow bat
Leptonycteris nivalis Mexican long-nosed bat
Photos © Merlin D. Tuttle, BCI
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