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Order Description


Order Description

The Order Chiroptera includes bats, the only mammals that fly. Chiroptera means "hand-winged". A bat's forearms and hands are modified into large wings by a membranous skin that is stretched between the bones.

Family Molossidae

Species in this family:
    Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Family Vespertilionidae

Species in this family:
    Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
    Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)
    Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)
    Eastern Small-footed Myotis (Myotis leibii)
    Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)
    Gray Myotis (Myotis grisescens)
    Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)
    Indiana Myotis (Myotis sodalis)
    Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus)
    Northern Long-eared Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis)
    Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius)
    Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii)
    Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus)
    Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans )
    Southeastern Myotis (Myotis austroriparius)