Plecotus townsendii (Townsend’s Big-eared Bat)
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Habitat: Areas of rocky habitat. In Oklahoma, it occurs where there are gypsum caves, or where there are caverns under granite boulders.

Habits: This bat is a true cave dweller. Caves are used for roosting and for hibernation. The diet consists of moths and perhaps other insects. Mating takes place in the fall and winter. In the spring, when ovulation takes place, females form nursery colonies. One young is born per female in May or June.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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