Chalinobolus gouldii

Chalinobolus gouldii

Chalinobolus gouldii

(Gould’s Wattled Bat)

FAMILY

Vespertilionidae

Species

Chalinobolus gouldii

Common name

Gould’s Wattled Bat

Main colour; forearm

Brown; forearm 3.5-4.7 cm

Mature weight

6.8-20 g

Location

Townsville

Description

This insectivorous bat is distinguished by its large lobed lips formed by the loose skin between the ear and the corner of the mouth. The body fur is brown contrasting with the black fur on the head and shoulders, the belly is a lighter brown. It has a short muzzle and broad ears. It is widespread and may be observed under street lights catching flying and crawling insects. It roosts in tree hollows and in buildings