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Oklahoma Bats

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Oklahoma Bats


Oklahoma has 22 bat species, several of which are migratory and leave the state for the winter. Following are the species found in the state, with scientific names provided by Mammals of Oklahoma, William Caire...et al., 1989.

GIF - Flying Bat

Southeastern Bat (Myotis austroriparius)
Gray Bat (M grisescens)
Keen's Bat (M. keenii)
Small-footed Bat (M leibii)
Little Brown Bat (M. lucifugus)
Indiana Bat (M. sodalis)
Cave Myotis (M. velifer)
Yuma Bat (M. yumanensis)
Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)
Eastem Pipistrel (Pipistrellus subflavus)
Western Pipistrel (P. hesperus)
Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)
Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus)
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Plecotus rafinesquei)
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (P. townsendii pallescens)
Ozark Big-eared Bat (P. t. ingens)
Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)
Hoary Bat (L. cinereus)
Seminole Bat (L. seminolus)
Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
Big Free-tailed Bat (T. macrotis)


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