Silver-haired bat

species of bat
(Redirected from Lasionycteris noctivagans)

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is a species of bat. It is the only member of the genus Lasionycteris.[2]

Silver-haired bat
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Scientific classification
Binomial name
Lasionycteris noctivagans

The bat is found in Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. They are the most common bat in forested areas in the United States. Silver-haired bats are also called Silverwings.[3]


Silver-haired bats are nearly black. They have silvery-tipped hairs on their back. It's a medium-sized, heavily furred bat. It weighs around 8-12 grams. Its total length is around 100 mm on average, its tail being 40 mm.[4]

In FictionEdit

Shade is the name of the main character in the novel Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel. He is a young silver-haired bat runt.


  1. Arroyo-Cabrales J.; et al. (2008). "Lasionycteris noctivagans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 February 2010.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Simmons N.B. (2005), "Order Chiroptera", in Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.M. (ed.), Mammal species of the world (3rd ed.), Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 499, ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0, OCLC 62265494
  3. "The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)". Organization for Bat Conservation.
  4. "Silver-haired Bat". The Mammals of Texas - Online Edition.