Lasiurus xanthinus, commonly known as the yellow bat, is a medium-sized bat with a yellowish-brown fur and a wingspan of 8-10 inches. It has a short, rounded muzzle and large ears. It is found in the southeastern United States, from Texas to Florida, and prefers to inhabit open woodlands and grasslands. Its lifespan is typically 2-3 years, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Lasiurus xanthinus, commonly known as the yellow bat, is a species of bat native to North America. The genus name Lasiurus is derived from the Greek words lasio, meaning shaggy, and oura, meaning tail, referring to the long fur on the tail of this species. The species name xanthinus is derived from the Greek word xanthos, meaning yellow, referring to the yellowish fur of this species.
Related Species: Lasiurus borealis, Lasiurus cinereus, Lasiurus seminolus