free-tailed bat

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Related to free-tailed bat: Molossidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: bat - small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tailfree-tailed bat - small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
genus Tadarida, Tadarida - freetail bats
guano bat, Mexican freetail bat, Tadarida brasiliensis - the common freetail bat of southern United States having short velvety fur; migrates southward for winter
pocketed bat, pocketed freetail bat, Tadirida femorosacca - small brown bat of California and northern Mexico
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which treated the western and central portions, found 11 species, with the three most frequent detections being of Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis), and canyon bat (Parastrellus hesperus; formerly known as western pipistrelle).
Here we have the life cycle stories of a baby platypus, an African elephant, a koala from Australia, a golden lion tamarind monkey, a Pacific gray whale, a least shrew, a hooded seal, a Mexican free-tailed bat, an African lion, a polar bear, a hippopotamus, an orangutan, and a human being.
Abstract--This review of the status of the Le Conte's free-tailed bat in Tennessee and surrounding states arose because two specimens were collected in Montgomery County, Tennessee, the first 19 March 1991 and the other 3 December 2007.
The big free-tailed bat has a distribution from the Panhandle of Texas through the Trans-Pecos region and into the southern portions of Texas.
Big brown bats roosted singly, and the Brazilian free-tailed bat shared its crevice with one Southeastern myotis.
A MOTHER Mexican free-tailed bat can find her young in a colony jammed with millions of babies.
One was a small brown cave bat, and the other was a Brazilian free-tailed bat.
The most common bat in the area is the free-tailed bat and the myotis bats, which are small, with wingspans between 4 to 6 inches,'' he said.
The strong-smelling male Mexican free-tailed bat, nicknamed Pongo, was rescued by a member of the Kent Bat Group and was sent to quarantine facilities in Sussex until an airline could be found to fly the animal home.
The actual names for the bats shown are: the Slit-Faced bat, the Spear-Nosed bat, the Tube-Nosed bat, the Pocketed Free-Tailed bat, the Leaf-Nosed bat, and the Flying Fox.
6) To determine what kind of bird had caused the engine failure, the laboratory at Randolph's base hospital examined the animal's remains under a microscope and discovered the distinctive segmented hairs of a bat, a Mexican free-tailed bat.