Vespertilioninae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Vespertilionidae

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Small- to medium-sized bats with well-developed tails that in most species are completely covered by tail membranes

Size

Range about 1.4-5.5 in (3.5-14 cm) in body length, and about 0.09-1.59 oz (2.5-45 g) in weight

Number of genera, species

30 genera; about 267 species

Habitat

Forests and open fields, both moist and dry regions, lowlands and mountains up to the tree line

Conservation status

Extinct: 2 species; Critically Endangered: 6 species; Endangered: 17 species; Vulnerable: 46 species; Lower Risk: 59 species

Distribution

Old and New World from the tropics into temperate zones

Distribution

Old and New World from the tropics into temperate zones

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