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What Bat Species are in Texas, USA?

A few years ago, I posted an article about Bats in Dallas. Recently, I’ve received a ton of comments on this post from amazing people out there noticing what I wrote about… …Those erratic “birds” flying at night, which aren’t really birds at all. They are bats! Now, one of the comments asked me what types of species of bats are found in Dallas. Now, although I couldn’t find an exact list of those specific to Dallas, I’ve found a list of bat species that exist in Texas, and more than likely, in Dallas too! In Texas, there are 32 species of bats that [ ... ]

Brand New Species of Bat Discovered

Exotic Animal Newsflash: It was reported on Monday that a new species of fruit bat or flying fox has been discovered on Midoro Island south of Manila in the Philippines. The bat is orange in color with distinctive white striping on it’s face. For this reason, it is being dubbed the “Midoro Stripe-Faced Fruitbat”. (Photo above: Costa Rican Bat, with white striped face) Researchers, jointly working from the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Research Center and the Comparative Biogeography and Conservation of Philippine Vertebrates (CBCPV), accidentally discovered this new species when it was caught in a net that was set for surveying [ ... ]