Bat Bibliography


California Academy of Sciences Library



Science unit for kindergarten/first grade.


Bats4Kids: Bats, Bats Everywhere

Bat facts, games, quizzes, and classroom ideas.


Bat Conservation International

Current information about bat conservation.


Bats: The Only Flying Mammal

Thematic curriculum for grades K-12.


Batty about Bats

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Games, quiz, and anatomy info.



Nine true/false questions.


Deserts Bats

Vital statistics, range, and more.


NWF's Ranger Rick Magazine: Bat Quiz

Eight multiple choice questions about size, features, diet, and other general facts.


The Organization for Bat Conservation

Information about size, diet, how to help bats and where to get more info.


Seaworld-Animal Bytes: Bats

Basic facts, conservation, and bibliography.


Test Your Batting Average

Interesting facts about bats, and what to do if you find an injured bat.


What's So Bad About BATS?

Current information, also info about Merlin Tuttle – director of Bat Conservation International.

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About Bats: A Chiropteran Biology Symposium. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press 1970. M&O QL737 .C5 A36 1970.


Altenbach, Joe Scott. Locomotor Morphology of the Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus. Pittsburgh, PA: American Society of Mammalogists, 1979. M&O QL737 .C52 A48 1979.


Altringham, John D. Bats: Biology and Behaviour. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. M&O QL737 .C5 A4 1996.


Belwood, Jacqueline Janine. In Ohio's Backyard: Bats. Columbus, OH: Ohio Biological Survey, 1998. M&O QL737 .C5 B39 1998.


Barbour, Roger William. Bats of America. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1969. M&O REF QL737 .C5 B35 1969.


Barquez, Rubén M. Guide to the Bats of Argentina (Guía de los Murciélagos de Argentina Barquez). Norman, OK: Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, 1993. M&O QL737 .C5 B37 1993.


Bat Biology and Conservation.Washington [D.C.]: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1998. M&O & Biodiv QL737 .C5 B367 1998.


Baucher, Carolyn. Bats Incredible. Fresno, CA: AIMS Education Foundation, c1993. Pub  QL737 .C5 B373 1993.


Biology of Bats. New York: Academic Press, 1970. M&O QL737 .C5 B56 1970.


Bonaccorso, Frank J. Foraging and Reproductive Ecology in a Panamanian Bat Community. Gainesville, FL: FSM, University of Florida, 1979. Main Serials 506 F663Mb, v.24: 4.


Bonaccorso, Frank J. Bats of Papua New Guinea. Washington, D.C.: Conservation International, 1998. M&O QL737 .C5 B59 1998.


Brown, David E. Vampiro: The Vampire Bat in Fact and Fantasy. Silver City, NM: High-Lonesome Books, c1994. M&O QL737 .C52 B76 1994.


Cockrum, E. Lendell. Migration in the Guano Bat, Tadarida brasiliensis. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Department of Biological Sciences, 1969. Main QL737 .C54 C62 1969.


De Jong, Johnny. Distribution Patterns and Habitat Use by Bats in Relation to Landscape Heterogeneity, and Consequences for Conservation. Uppsala, Sweden: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology, 1994. Main QL737 .C595 D4 1994.


Demography and Natural History of the Common Fruit Bat, Artibeus jamaicensis, on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. Main QL1 .S54 no.511.


Distribution and Status of Myotis austroriparius (Southeastern Bat) in Illinois: Final Report. Springfield, IL: Illinois Dept. of Conservation, 1992. M&O QL737 .C595 D57 1992.


Dolan, Patricia G. Systematics of Middle American Mastiff Bats of the Genus Molossus. Lubbock, TX: 1989. Main Serials Q11 .T41 no.29.


Ecology of Bats. New York: Plenum Press, 1982. M&O QL737 .C5 E33 1982.


Ecological Morphology: Integrative Organismal Biology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994. Herp QH351 .E37 1994.


Fenton, M. Brock. Communication in the Chiroptera. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1985. M&O QL737 .C5 F45 1985.


Fenton, M. Brock. Bats. New York: Facts on File, c1992. M&O & Pub  QL737 .C5 F44 1992.


Findley, James S. Bats: A Community Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. M&O QL737 .C5 F56 1995.


Fleming, Theodore H. The Short-Tailed Fruit Bat: A Study in Plant-Animal Interactions. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1988. M&O QL737 .C57 F48 1988.


Flying Fox Workshop Proceedings. Alstonville, NSW: NSW Agriculture & Fisheries, 1990. M&O QL737 .C575 F59 1990.


Garner, James D. Determination of Summer Distribution and Habitat Utilization of the Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) in Illinois. Springfield, IL: Division of Natural Heritage, Illinois Dept. of Conservation, 1992. Main QL737 .C595 G376 1992.


Genoways, Hugh H. Bats of the West Indian Island of Dominica: Natural History, Areography, and Trophic Structure. Lubbock, TX: Museum of Texas Tech University, 2001. Main Serials Q11 .T41 no.43.


Genoways, Hugh H. Review of Antillean Bats of the Genus Ariteus. Lubbock, TX: Museum of Texas Tech University, [2001] Main Serials Q11 .T42 no.206.


Goodwin, George Gilbert. A Review of the Bats of Trinidad and Tobago: Descriptions, Rabies Infection, and Ecology. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1961. M&O QL737 .C5 G668 1961.


Greenhall, Arthur M. Key to the Bats of Argentina. Ramos Mejía Argentina: Pan American Zoonoses Center, 1983. M&O QL737.C5 G74 1983.


Greenhall, Arthur Merwin. House Bat Management. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1982. M&O QL737 .C5 G74 1982.


Griffin, Donald R. Listening in the Dark: The Acoustic Orientation of Bats and Men. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1958.M&O QL765 .G7 1958.


Harvey, Michael J. Bats of the Eastern United States. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, 1992. M&O QL737 .C5 H368 1992.


Harvey, Michael J. Distribution and Status of Endangered Bats in Tennessee. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; Cookeville, TN: Tennessee Technological University, 1988. M&O QL737 .C5 H37 1988.


Hasenyager, Robert N. Bats of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Division of Wildlife Resources, 1980. M&O QL737 .C5 H39 1980.


Hall, Leslie. Flying Foxes: Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2000. M&O QL737 .C575 H34 2000.


Hill, John Edwards. Bats: A Natural History. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1984. M&O QL737 .C5 H55 1984.


Inactive Mines as Bat Habitat: Guidelines for Research, Survey, Monitoring, and Mine Management in Nevada. Reno: The Center, 1995. M&O QL737 .C5 I52 1995.


Ingle, Nina R. A Key to the Bats of the Philippine Islands. Chicago, IL: Field Museum of Natural History, 1992. Main QL1 .F4 no.69 1992.


Jones, J. Knox. The Distributional Status of Bats in Kansas. Lawrence, KS: Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas 1967. M&O QL737 .C5 J65 1967.


Koopman, Karl F., Christopher P. Kofron, and Angela Chapman. The Bats of Liberia: Systematics, Ecology, and Distribution. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History, c1995. Main Serials QH1 .A5 A16 no.3148.


Koopman, Karl F. Extinction and Biogeography of Bats on 'Eua, Kingdom of Tonga. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History, c1995. Main Serials QH1 .A5 A16 no.3125.


LaVal, Richard K. Ecological Studies and Management of Missouri Bats, With Emphasis on Cave-Dwelling Species. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Dept. of Conservation, 1980. M&O QL737 .C5 L28 1980.


Leen, Nina. The World of Bats. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. M&O QL737 .C5 L44 1969.


Mickleburgh, Simon P. Old World Fruit Bats: An Action Plan for Their Conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 1992. Main QL737 .C575 M53 1992.


Nagorsen, David W. Bats of British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1993. M&O QL737 .C5 N34 1993.


Nowak, Ronald M. Walker's Bats of the World. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. M&O QL737 .C5 N69 1994.


Pacific Island Flying Foxes: Proceedings of an International Conservation Conference. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1992. Main Serials QH540 .U56 no.90(23) & M&O QL737 .C575 P32 1992.


Peterson, Russell Francis. Silently, By Night. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. Main QL737 .C5 P43 1964.


Qumsiyeh, Mazin B. The Bats of Egypt. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech Press, 1985. M&O QL737 .C5 Q57 1985.


Ransome, Roger. The Natural History of Hibernating Bats. London: C. Helm, 1990. M&O QL737 .C595 R36 1990.


Richarz, Klaus. The World of Bat: The Flying Goblins of the Night. [Neptune City, NJ]: T.F.H. Publications, c1993. M&O QL737 .C5 R5213 1993.


Rosevear, D. R. The Bats of West Africa. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History) 1965. M&O QL737 .C5 R75.


Schober, Wilfried. The Lives of Bats. New York: Arco Pub., 1984. M&O QL737 .C5 S3713 1984.


Sinha, Yadunath Prasad. The Bats of Bihar: Taxonomy and Field Ecology. Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India, 1986. Main Serials QL309 .I56 no.77.


Sinha, Yadunath Prasad. Contribution to the Knowledge of Bats. Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India, 1999. M&O QL737 .C5 S56 1999.


A Survey of the Bat Fauna of the Dry Interior of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.: Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks, Wildlife Branch, 1994. M&O QL737 .C595 S87 1994.


Swift, Susan M. Long-Eared Bats. London: T. & A.D. Poyser, 1998. M&O QL737 .C595 S95 1998.


Tuttle, Merlin D. America's Neighborhood Bats. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1988. M&O REF QL737 .C5 T88 1988.


Tuttle, Merlin D. Bats and Public Health. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Pub  Museum, 1981. M&O & Main RA641 .B38 T88 1981.


Van Zyll de Jong, C. G. Handbook of Canadian Mammals. 2, Bats. Ottawa: National Museum of Natural Sciences; National Museums of Canada, 1985. M&O REF QL737 .C5 V36 1985.


Vaughan, Terry A. Functional Morphology of Three Bats, Eumops, Myotis, Macrotus. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1959. M&O QL737 .C5 V38 1959.


Webster, William David. Systematics and Evolution of Bats of the Genus Glossophaga. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 1993. M&O QL737 .C57 W42 1993.


Wheeler, Michael E. A Bibliography of the Fruit Bat Genus Pteropus. Agana, Guam: Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Dept. of Agriculture, Territory of Guam, 1979. M&O QL737 .C575 W56 1979.


Wheeler, Michael E. The Current Status and Distribution of the Marianas Fruit Bat on Guam. Agana, Guam: Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Division, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Guam, 1978. M&O QL737 .C575 W53 1978.


Wilson, Don E. and Sue Ruff, eds. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Washington [DC]: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1999. Main REF QL715 .S55 1999.


Yoshiyuki, Mizuko. A Systematic Study of the Japanese Chiroptera. Tokyo: National Science Museum, 1989. M&O QL737 .C5 Y68 1989.

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Arnold, Caroline. Bat. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1996. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 A76 1996.


Bash, Barbara. Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books for Children, 1993. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C595 B37 1993.


Caduto, Michael J. Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub., 1994. Biodiv E98 .F6 C13 1994.


Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, c1993. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 C36 1993.


A Children's Guide to the Bats of Tice Creek. Walnut Creek, CA: The School, 1996. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 C47 1996.


Collard, Sneed B. Creepy Creatures. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Pub., 1997. Biodiv Juv QL100 .C6725 1997.


Cooper, Ann. Bats: Swift Shadows in the Twilight. Denver, CO: Denver Museum of Natural History; Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1994. Biodiv QL737 .C5 C69 1994.


Earle, Ann. Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 E27 1995.


George, Michael. Bats. Mankato, MN: Child's World, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 G296 1991.


Glaser, Linda. Beautiful Bats. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, c1997. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 G58 1997.


Greenaway, Theresa. The Really Fearsome Blood-Loving Vampire Bat: And Other Creatures With Strange Eating Habits. New York: DK, 1996. Biodiv Juv QL49 .G745 1996.


Goodman, Susan. Bats, Bugs, and Biodiversity: Adventures in the Amazonian Rain Forest. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995. Biodiv Juv QH112 .G66 1995.


Johnson, Sylvia A. Bats. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1985. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 J55 1985.


Kalman, Bobbie. What is a Bat? New York: Crabtree Pub., c1999. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 K25 1999.


Krauss, Ronnie. Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Going Batty: A Book About Bats. New York: Scholastic, c1996. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 K72 1996.


Landau, Elaine. Desert Mammals. New York: Children's Press, 1996. Biodiv Juv QL116 .L35 1996.


Lundberg, Kathryn T. Bats for Kids. Minocqua, WI: North Word Press, c1996. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 L86 1996.


Milton, Joyce. Bats and Other Animals of the Night. New York: Random House, c1994. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 M672 1994.


Sullivan, St. Clair Adams. Bats, Butterflies, and Bugs: A Book of Action Toys. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1990. Biodiv Juv TT157 .S848 1990.


Wexo, John Bonnett. Flyers. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, Inc., 1991. Biodiv Juv QE862 .P7 W48 1990.


Whayne, Susanne Santoro. Night Creatures. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993. Biodiv Juv QL755.5 .W53 1993.


Wood, Linda C. Bats. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL737 .C5 W66 1990.

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Amazing Scary Animals. New York: DK Vision, 1997. (30 min) Pub  AV&M QL100 .A42 1997.


Bats. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 1987. (8 min.) Pub  QL737 .C5 B371 1987.


Flight. New York: DK Vision, 1997. (35min.) Pub  QP310 .F5 F55 1997.


Savage Garden. [Washington, D.C.]: National Geographic Video: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Home Video, c1997. Pub QL496 .S29 1997.


The Secret World of Bats. Austin, TX: Bat Conservation International, 1991. Biodiv QL737 .C5 S43 1991.

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