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Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat
Tadarida brasiliensis catches a quick bite. The scientific name Tadarida means withered toad. Brasiliensis refers to the fact that the species is found in Brazil.


Bat called Tadarida brasiliensis


Scientific name: Tadarida brasiliensis
Common name: Brazilian free-tailed bat (called the Mexican free-tailed bat in North America)
(Photo: Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International)