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Eastern Cave Bat

 
Introduction:

Eastern Cave Bats roost in caves,sandstone overhangs,and mine tunnels, usually in well-lit areas.

Distribution:

Eastern Cave Bats have a wide distribution but are poorly known.

Habitat:

Eastern Cave Bats live in tropical mixed woodland and wet sclerophyll forests on the coast and along the Great Dividing Range, but extend into drier forest of western slopes and inland areas. They roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels. Usually well-lit areas. Colonies of up to 500, but 6 to 60 also recorded.

Conservation Status:

Eastern Cave Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.
Related Objects:

Related Objects

M.36363 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Bebo State Forest. , (28 47' 53" S , 150 40' 40" E), 23 Sep 2001
M.33202 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Grafton district, Ramornie State Forest , (29 38' 25" S , 153 45' 44" E), 31 Jan 1997
M.33387 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Bunyabba NR: Fire Trail 7.2km N junct of Sportsman & Bunyabba Ck , (29 22' S , 152 54' E), 21 Dec 1996
M.34673 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Pilliga East State Forest: Willala Mountain , (30 49' S , 149 46' E), 14 Jan 2000
M.36360 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Bebo State Forest. , (27 52' 48" S , 150 50' 25" E), 23 Sep 2001

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.875 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Cooktown , (15 28' S , 145 15' E),
M.36361 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Bebo State Forest. , (27 52' 48" S , 150 50' 25" E), 23 Sep 2001
M.36362 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Bebo State Forest. , (28 47' 53" S , 150 40' 40" E), 23 Sep 2001
M.36367 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Warrumbungle National Park, "Tara Cave" 2km NNW of the Woolshed. , (31 15' 41" S , 148 57' 32" E), 16 Dec 2001
M.36647 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Sherwood Nature Reserve. , (30 3' 41" S , 153 1" E), 28 Feb 2002
M.36649 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Sherwood Nature Reserve. , (30 3' 13" S , 153 1' 49" E), 26 Feb 2002
M.36968 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Arakoola Nature Reserve. , (29 17' 31" S , 150 46' 31" E), 6 Nov 2001
M.36969 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Arakoola Nature Reserve, NPWS Survey Site No.NBA9-07-S. , (29 18' S , 150 47' E), 7 Nov 2001
M.40189.001 - Tissue sample - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Gorge Station, Bonalbo , (28 45' S , 152 41' E), 5 Dec 2007

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10291.002 - Wet Preparation - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Mount Iron Pot 15 miles NE of Rockhampton on Yepoon Road , (23 10' S , 150 40' E), 13 Jan 1966 , Paratype
M.40174 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, In an old homestead on Rockview Hill, ~25 km south west of Grafton , (29 51' 12" S , 152 44' 58" E), 17 Jan 2005
M.40189 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Gorge Station, Bonalbo , (28 45' S , 152 41' E), 5 Dec 2007
M.40239 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Kwiambal National Park, Homestead Tobacco Barn , (29 10' 6" S , 150 58' 15" E), 2 Oct 2005
M.40240 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Kwiambal National Park, Homestead Tobacco Barn , (29 10' 6" S , 150 58' 15" E), 2 Oct 2005

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10291.001 - Skull Preparation - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Mount Iron Pot 15 miles NE of Rockhampton on Yepoon Road , (23 10' S , 150 40' E), 13 Jan 1966 , Paratype

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10294.001 - Skull Preparation - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Mount Iron Pot 15 miles NE of Rockhampton on Yepoon Road , (23 10' S , 150 40' E), 13 Jan 1966 , Paratype

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10294.002 - Wet Preparation - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Mount Iron Pot 15 miles NE of Rockhampton on Yepoon Road , (23 10' S , 150 40' E), 13 Jan 1966 , Paratype

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10295.001 - Skull Preparation - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Mount Iron Pot 15 miles NE of Rockhampton on Yepoon Road , (23 10' S , 150 40' E), 13 Jan 1966 , Paratype
M.40241 - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, New South Wales, Kwiambal National Park, Homestead Tobacco Barn , (29 10' 6" S , 150 58' 15" E), 28 Oct 2005

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10295.002 - Wet Preparation - Vespadelus troughtoni (Kitchener et al., 1987) - Australia, Queensland, Mount Iron Pot 15 miles NE of Rockhampton on Yepoon Road , (23 10' S , 150 40' E), 13 Jan 1966 , Paratype