Ghost Bat  |  

Macroderma gigas

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The ghost bat is the largest microchiropteran bat in Australia, with a head and body length of 10−13 cm and a forearm length of 10−11 cm. It is Australia’s only carnivorous bat. Its fur is light to dark grey above and paler below. It has long ears which are joined together, large eyes, a simple noseleaf and no tail.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Macroderma gigas

    Protect roost sites and surrounding foraging areas Medium from disturbance; including the loss of habitat quality due to changes to fire and grazing regimes.