South Dakota Bat Working Group
Bats of South Dakota


Last update 20 December 2014

BATS FOUND IN SOUTH DAKOTA
 
COMMON NAME
SCIENTIFIC NAME (see explanations here)
ASM
WBG
East
SD
West
SD
Red bat Lasiurus borealis borealis (Muller, 1776 ) pdf    Yes   Yes
Hoary bat Lasiurus cinereus cinereus (Palisot de Beauvios, 1796) pdf  pdf  Yes  Yes 
Silver-haired bat Lasionycteris noctivagans (Le Conte, 1831) pdf  pdf   Yes   Yes
Northern long-eared Myotis Myotis (keeni) septentrionalis (van Zyll de Jong, 1979)
pdf  pdf  Yes  Yes 
Little brown Myotis Myotis lucifugus carissima (Thomas 1904) pdf pdf  (Yes)   Yes
  Myotis lucifugus lucifugus (le Conte 1831) pdf pdf  Yes  (Yes)
Western small-footed bat Myotis (leibii) ciliolabrum (van Zyll de Jong, 1984)
pdf pdf  Yes  Yes
Black Hills Fringed Myotis Myotis thysanodes pahasapensis (Jones and Genoways, 1967) pdf pdf    Yes
Western long-eared Myotis Myotis evotis evotis (Allen, 1864) pdf pdf    Yes
Long-legged Myotis Myotis volans interior(Miller, 1914) pdf pdf    Yes
Big brown bat Eptesicus fuscus pallidus(Young 1908) pdf pdf  (Yes)   Yes
  Eptesicus fuscus fuscus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1796) pdf pdf   Yes   (Yes)
Townsend's big-eared bat Corynorhinus townsendii pallescens (Tumlison & Douglas, 1992) pdf pdf    Yes

Evening bat

Nycticeius humeralis humeralis (Rafinesque 1819) pdf   Yes  
Eastern pipistrelle Perimyotis (Pipistrellus) subflavus subflavus (Cuvier 1832)
pdf   Yes Yes


       
BATS THAT MIGHT BE FOUND IN SOUTH DAKOTA 


       
 Indiana bat Myotis sodalis(Miller & Allen 1928)      
 Mexican Free-tailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana (Saint-Hilaire 1824)    
 Pallid bat Antrozous pallidus pallidus (Allen 1862)      
 Spotted bat Euderma maculatum (Allen 1891)      

 

 
PHOTOGRAPHS OF BATS FOUND IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Townsends Long-eared Bat - Corynorhinus townsendii
Roosts in caves/abandoned mines throughout the Black Hills region,
and is a species of 'special concern' because of its vulnerability to disturbance.

Copyright: Mike Roedel (left); Rick Adams (mid); Joel Tigner (right)

 

Hoary bat - Lasiurus cinereus
This solitary tree-roosting bat is found throughout the state.

Copyright: Liz Hansen


Red bat - Lasiurus borealis
This solitary tree-roosting bat is found throughout the state.

Copyright: Nels Troelstrup (both)

 

Silver-Haired Bat - Lasionycteris noctivagans
This solitary tree-roosting bat is found throughout the state.

Copyright: Vicki Swier

 

Little Brown Bat - Myotis lucifugus
This commensal species is often found in buildings throughout state.


Copyright:
Vicki Swier

Fringed Bat - Myotis thysanodes
Found in caves/abandoned mines, & snags throughout the Black Hills region. This small bat is a species of 'special concern'.

Copyright: Phil Henry

 

Evening Bat - Nycticeius humeralis
Found in the Sioux City area in southeastern SD by Brandon Bales & Jeff Lane.

Photographs: Brandon Bales

 

Northern Long-eared Bat- Myotis septentrionalis

Copyright: Laura Stastny (left); Brandon Bales (right)

 

Long-eared Myotis - Myotis evotis
Found throughout the Black Hills region.

Copyright: Joel Tigner

 

Big Brown Bat - Eptesicus fuscus 
This commensal species is often found in buildings throughout state.

Copyright: Phil Henry (left), Liz Hansen (right
- note light coloration in this subspecies, i.e., pallidus)

Eastern Pipistrelle Perimyotis (ex-Pipstrellus) subflavus
Found in Black Hills region.

Copyright: Barbara Muenchau (left), Brandon Bales (right)

 


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