The Bats ClipArt gallery contains 54 illustrations of many species of bats. Bats are the only mammals capable of sustained flight, unlike other "flying" mammals that simply glide for short distances.

The bat "never likes to rest upon the ground, and it takes its rest always by hanging itself up by the two hooks in its wings", (Hooker, 1886).

Bat

The bat "never likes to rest upon the ground, and it takes its rest always by hanging itself up by the…

"A small bird like animal, resembling a mouse."

Bat

"A small bird like animal, resembling a mouse."

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

Bat

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

The head of a common bat.

Bat Head

The head of a common bat.

"Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Bat Head

"Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as…

The head of the chin leafed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Chin Leafed Bat Head

The head of the chin leafed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb…

The head of the flower-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Flower-Nosed Bat Head

The head of the flower-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the…

The head of the Hammer-Headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus). Also known as the big-lipped bat, it is in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Hammer-Headed Bat Head

The head of the Hammer-Headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus). Also known as the big-lipped bat, it is…

Vampire bat teeth.

Vampire Bat Teeth

Vampire bat teeth.

There are two types of classification, homology and analogy. Homology is the fundamental identity of structure, as distinguished from analogy, which incidental resemblance in form or function. Bat wing showing homolog and analogy.

Bat Wing

There are two types of classification, homology and analogy. Homology is the fundamental identity of…

The Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) is a mammal in the Vespertilionidae family of evening bats.

Brown Long-Eared Bat

The Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) is a mammal in the Vespertilionidae family of evening bats.

Nycteris Thebaica. "In this genus both the tail and the interfemoral membrane are greatly developed, the ears are large but seperate, and the nasal appendages are concealed. These bats have the skin of the body very loose, forming a sac, which communicates with the mouth by a small opening with the mouth by a small opening in the cheek." —Goodrich, 1885

Egyptian Slit-Faced Bat

Nycteris Thebaica. "In this genus both the tail and the interfemoral membrane are greatly developed,…

The flying fox or fruit bat is a large bat from the genus Pteropus.

Flying Fox

The flying fox or fruit bat is a large bat from the genus Pteropus.

The flying fox or Pteropus, the largest genus of bats.

Flying Fox Bat

The flying fox or Pteropus, the largest genus of bats.

The flying fox (Pteropus) is a bat in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Flying Fox Bat

The flying fox (Pteropus) is a bat in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

The Egyptian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida aegyptiaca) is a species of bat in the Molossidae family of free-tailed bats.

Egyptian Free-Tailed Bat

The Egyptian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida aegyptiaca) is a species of bat in the Molossidae family of free-tailed…

The Big Free-tailed Bat (Nyctinomops macrotis) is a bat species found in South, North and Central America.

Head of Free-tailed Bat

The Big Free-tailed Bat (Nyctinomops macrotis) is a bat species found in South, North and Central America.

A small fruit eating flying bat.

Fruit Bat

A small fruit eating flying bat.

The image shows a fruit bat, a bat from the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Fruit Bat Hanging from Tree

The image shows a fruit bat, a bat from the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

The Northern Ghost Bat (Diclidurus albus) is a species of bat belonging to the Emballonuridae family of sheathtailed bats.

Northern Ghost Bat

The Northern Ghost Bat (Diclidurus albus) is a species of bat belonging to the Emballonuridae family…

The head of a megaderm bat, in life size.

Head of Megaderm Bat

The head of a megaderm bat, in life size.

The head of a roussette bat, in life size.

Head of Roussette Bat

The head of a roussette bat, in life size.

The head of a spectre bat, in life size.

Head of Spectre Bat

The head of a spectre bat, in life size.

Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the forelimb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Chiroptera.

Horseshoe Bat

Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the forelimb peculiarly modified so as…

A bat with a rhino-like nose.

Horseshoe Bat

A bat with a rhino-like nose.

The head of a javelin bat, in life size.

Javelin Bat

The head of a javelin bat, in life size.

The kalong bat can have a wingspan up to five feet. Its head is like that of the fox, and it lives primarily on fruits. They live in groups in trees.

Kalong Bat

The kalong bat can have a wingspan up to five feet. Its head is like that of the fox, and it lives primarily…

A large bat with huge leaf-like ears.

Leaf Nosed Bat

A large bat with huge leaf-like ears.

"Glossophaga nigra. GLOSSOPHAGA. A genus of South American phyllostomine bats. These bats are provided with a very long, slender, extensile tongue, brushy at the end ... the tongue being used to lick out the soft pulp of fruits." -Whitney, 1911

Leaf-Nosed Bat

"Glossophaga nigra. GLOSSOPHAGA. A genus of South American phyllostomine bats. These bats are provided…

A bat with long ears. Commonly lives and hunts in the woodland and eats moths.

Long Eared Bat

A bat with long ears. Commonly lives and hunts in the woodland and eats moths.

The sense of hearing is acute in bats. They find prey by way of echolocation. The long-eared bat is an insectivorous species.

Long-Eared Bat

The sense of hearing is acute in bats. They find prey by way of echolocation. The long-eared bat is…

The head of a long-eared bat, in life size.

Long-Eared Bat

The head of a long-eared bat, in life size.

"Bat is the common name of all animals of the class mammalia which are furnished with true wings, and so are capable of really flying or propelling themselves in the air. Bats are now generally placed by naturalists in the order cheiroptera, although, like many other animals of that great order, most of them are by no means exclusively carnivorous. Upward of 130 species have been described, and there is great probability that the actual number existing is very much greater."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Long-Eared Bat

"Bat is the common name of all animals of the class mammalia which are furnished with true wings, and…

"<em>Macroglossus</em>. Of this genus there is only a single species. It is but three inches long, and is remarkable for the length of its protrusile tounge, which may be extended up to two inches." —Goodrich, 1885

Macroglossus

"Macroglossus. Of this genus there is only a single species. It is but three inches long, and…

They are generally quite robust, and consist of many strong flying forms with relatively long and narrow wings. Another common name for some members of this group, and indeed a few species from other families, is Mastiff Bat.

Head of Mastiff Bat

They are generally quite robust, and consist of many strong flying forms with relatively long and narrow…

Vespertilio Discolor. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious and devour an immernse quantity of insects.

Particolour Bat

Vespertilio Discolor. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious…

The pug-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Pug-Nosed Bat

The pug-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly…

Bats are chiefly ncturnal. The wing is a fold of skin supported by the arm and the elongated fingers.

Red Bat

Bats are chiefly ncturnal. The wing is a fold of skin supported by the arm and the elongated fingers.

Vespertilio Limnophilus. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious and devour an immernse quantity of insects.

Silesian Bat

Vespertilio Limnophilus. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious…

Epomophorus franqueti. Males have two large pharyngeal sacs and an enlarged larynx that enables them to make a high-pitched sound.

Head and Neck of Singing Fruit Bat

Epomophorus franqueti. Males have two large pharyngeal sacs and an enlarged larynx that enables them…

The Spectral Bat or False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is a mammal in the Phyllostomidae family of New World leaf-nosed bats.

Spectral Bat

The Spectral Bat or False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is a mammal in the Phyllostomidae family of…

The Thumbless Bat (Furipterus horrens) is a bat in the Furipteridae family of the smokey and thumbless bats. This species was once known as the synonym Furia horrens.

Thumbless Bat

The Thumbless Bat (Furipterus horrens) is a bat in the Furipteridae family of the smokey and thumbless…

The vampire bat of South America measures two or three feet from wingtip to wingtip. It lives by sucking blood from other vertebrates while they sleep and commonly without awakening them.

Vampire Bat

The vampire bat of South America measures two or three feet from wingtip to wingtip. It lives by sucking…

Vampire bats have very large upper incisors.  They suck the blood of cows and other livestock.

Vampire Bat

Vampire bats have very large upper incisors. They suck the blood of cows and other livestock.

A Vampire Bat hanging from a tree branch.

Vampire Bat

A Vampire Bat hanging from a tree branch.

"Head of Molossus glaucinus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Molossus Glaucinus

"Head of Molossus glaucinus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Molossus Glaucinus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Molossus Glaucinus

"Head of Molossus Glaucinus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Mormops Blainrillii." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Mormops Blainrillii

"Head of Mormops Blainrillii." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Natalus Unicropus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Natalus Unicropus

"Head of Natalus Unicropus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Phyllorhina Calcarata." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Phyllorhina Calcarata

"Head of Phyllorhina Calcarata." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Phyllostoma Elongatum." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Phyllostoma Elongatum

"Head of Phyllostoma Elongatum." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Rhinolophus Mitratus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Rhinolophus Mitratus

"Head of Rhinolophus Mitratus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Scotophilus Emarginatus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Scotophilus Emarginatus

"Head of Scotophilus Emarginatus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

"Head of Triaenops Persicus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Triaenops Persicus

"Head of Triaenops Persicus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903