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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The Mexican free-tailed bat is found throughout most of the southern half of the United States.
We describe the presence of BOMV in tissues and excreta of an Angolan free-tailed bat (M.
The Mexican free-tailed bat is the state flying mammal, Everett writes, and the state dinosaur is the high-spined lizard Acrocanthosaurus atokensis.
Two subspecies of the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) occur in Texas.
Based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses (Bayesian inference and haplotype network analyses) of mitochondrial DNA sequence data (Cytb and D-loop), the bat was identified as a Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana), which is found throughout the southwestern United States.
ABSTRACT--We report here the 1st evidence of the Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) in Canada.
The sanctuary is mostly visited for its Barapede caves, which is the only recorded breeding area of the Wroughton's free-tailed bat - a species of the nocturnal mammal that is on the verge of becoming extinct.
The big free-tailed bat, nyctinomops macrotis (gray, 1839), in central america
One of Bat World Sanctuary's greatest achievements was the recovery of an orphaned, hand-raised free-tailed bat. Previous rehabilitation theories by others strongly indicated that hand-raised orphaned insectivorous bats could not be released back to the wild due to their inability to develop appropriate survival skills.
A Mexican free-tailed bat colony 1.5 million strong has taken up residence under the arches of a bridge over Lady Bird Lake and at dusk scores of people flock there to watch them fly out.