Lesser Long-eared Bat (species: Nyctophilus geoffroyi) in Bullala NP (Gaia Guide)
Nyctophilus geoffroyi
Lesser Long-eared Bat

©Michael Sale: Lesser Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi)

©Michael Sale: Lesser Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi)

©Phil Lewis: Nyctophilus geoffroyi
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Vespertilionidae
Genus Nyctophilus
Species Nyctophilus geoffroyi
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The lesser long-eared bat is a medium-sized species with a forearm length ranging from 30.6–41.7 mm; it also has long ears which can vary between 17.6–25.3 mm in length. Light grey coloured fur is located on the back of the bat with noticeably lighter to white fur on its underbelly, these hairs range from dark at the base to light at the ends (bicoloured). The distinguishing feature of this species is the high nose ridge which is around 1.5 mm high, split and connected by an elastic membrane of skin, creating a Y-shaped groove. (Wikipedia)


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



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