Alice Springs Desert Park
Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) are the world’s largest carnivorous bat. These bats have been lost from the woodlands of the arid zone since white settlement.
Ghost bats habitats include the arid regions and rainforest areas in the northern half of Australia. They were found roosting in caves, deep cracks in rocks and old mine tunnels. As many of the roosting sites are being destroyed, it is rare to find large colonies.
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- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Chiroptera
- Family: Megadermatidae
- Genus: Macroderma
- Species: M. gigas
- Binomial name: Macroderma gigas