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Eptesicus brasiliensis

Brazilian Brown Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

The Brazilian Brown Bat has an extensive range - from Veracruz, Mexico, south to Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It is also found on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. These bats are not common, but are sometimes seen shortly after sunset flying in a circular pattern around a light, preying on insects attracted to the light. They inhabit forests that stay green year-round, and forest edges, and roost in hollow trees and buildings.

Range: Head and Body: 52-72 mm; Tail: 35-46 mm

Range: 7-14 g


Desmarest, A.G., 1819. Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle, appliquèe aux art, principalement à l'agriculture et à l'economie rurale et domestique; par une société de naturalists. Nouvelle edition, presqu' entierement refondue et considerablement augmentee, 35:478.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Eptesicus brasiliensis