Pallid Bats (Antrozous pallidus) have never been found in abundance in the South Okanagan, and their current known range in Canada is restricted to the Southern Okanogan Basin Ecosection at the south end of the Okanagan Valley. This area represents the northern limit of its range in North America. The Pallid Bat is known only from 19 individuals in the Okanagan Valley, and is in danger of extirpation if its required habitat is disturbed. Because of its rarity in British Columbia, the Wildlife Branch of the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks has placed the Pallid Bat on the Red List for consideration for designation as a Threatened or Endangered species. The low abundance of Pallid Bats in the South Okanagan is probably due to lack of habitat as well as to low recruitment. During field studies conducted from 15 May to 23 August 1991, seven Pallid Bats were captured and radio-tagged on the Inkameep Indian Reserve near Oliver, B.C. The bats preferred foraging over lengthy tracts of sandy, sparsely vegetate
Chapman, K., McGuiness, K.; Brigham, R.M.. 1994. Status of the Pallid Bat in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR61
Topic: Species Status
Keywords: pallid bat, antrozous pallidus, species, status, report
Scientific Name: Antrozous pallidus
English Name: Pallid Bat
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