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Western Yellow

Scientific Name: Lasiurus xanthinus

Photo taken by Merlin Tuttle

Description: The Western Yellow Bat (Lasiurus xanthinus) has pale yellow fur at the tip with a darker base. Its ears are pinkish brown and round. It has an estimated length of 105 mm, and an average weight of 12-20 grams.

Distribution: To Be Added

About the Western Yellow Bat: This species has recently come to Texas. The best explanation for that is warmer temperatures in the region. The species use yucca and palms as roost sites. They eat insects and females give birth to two pups.

Status: Least Concern
For more information go to the IUCN Red List Website for the Western Yellow Bat

For more information go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Western Yellow Bat Fact Sheet

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