An Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) in an Ozark cave, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA.
The Ozark Big-ear Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is an endangered species that has suffered serious population declines. This individual was photographed in the Ozarks of Oklahoma, USA, 2014.
The Ozark big-eared bat is an endangered species found only in a small number of caves in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the southern central United States. Also known as the western big-eared bat, the long-eared bat, and the lump-nosed bat, its appearance is defined by a pair of outsize ears and a lump-adorned nose.
The Ozark big-eared bat is the largest and reddest of the five subspecies of ''Corynorhinus townsendii'' and is medium-sized and weighs from 0.2 to 0.5 ounces. It has very large,.. more