The Bat Dude"S BAT PAge

Bat Dude's Favorite Bats


Bats are one of the most misunderstood animals in the world. Below is a video made by Arizona Game and Fish.


Friends of Kartchner Caverns interview with Mindy Myotis, the bat.


Mindy Myotis







Below is a National Geographic Video on Flying Foxes,

the largest bats in the world

Bats are a really cool and beneficial animals. They eat bad insects that would otherwise multiply and and be a real nuisance to us humans. Below are some more links to great bat information.

The Colossal Cave Website has a cool Bat Page

The University of Arizona's Publication " Batty About Bats"

The University of Arizona's Publication

"Bats in North Central Arizona"

Bat Conservation International

Below is Arizona's Game and Fish "Bats of Arizona List"

WOW! There are a lot of different bats species in Arizona.

Arizona Bat Species

Common Name

Scientific Name

Pallid Bat

Antrozous pallidus

Mexican Long-tongued Bat

Choeronycteris mexicana

Pale Townsend's Big-eared Bat

Corynorhinus townsendii pallescens

Big Brown Bat

Eptesicus fuscus

Spotted Bat

Euderma maculatum

Greater Western Mastiff Bat

Eumops perotis californicus

Underwood's Mastiff Bat

Eumops underwoodi

Allen's Big-eared Bat

Idionycteris phyllotis

Silver-haired Bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans

Western Red Bat

Lasiurus blossevillii

Hoary Bat

Lasiurus cinereus

Western Yellow Bat

Lasiurus xanthinus

Lesser Long-nosed Bat

Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae

California Leaf-nosed Bat

Macrotus californicus

Ghost-faced Bat

Mormoops megalophylla

Southwestern Myotis

Myotis auriculus

California Myotis

Myotis californicus

Western Small-footed Myotis

Myotis ciliolabrum

Long-eared Myotis

Myotis evotis

Arizona Myotis

Myotis occultus

Fringed Myotis

Myotis thysanodes

Cave Myotis

Myotis velifer

Long-legged Myotis

Myotis volans

Yuma Myotis

Myotis yumanensis

Pocketed Free-tailed Bat

Nyctinomops femorosaccus

Big Free-tailed Bat

Nyctinomops macrotis

Western Pipistrelle

Pipistrellus Hesperus

Mexican Free-tailed Bat

Tadarida brasiliensis


More bats to come soon!