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Scientific classification
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Species distribution (in the southeastern United States) based on data from the IUCN.

Plecotus rafinesquii

Rafinesque's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) is a type of vesper bat. It is sometimes called the southeastern big-eared bat. It is native to the southeastern United States.


Rafinesque's big-eared bat is around 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in) long. It has a wingspan of 25–30 cm (10–12 in). They weigh from 6–13 g (0.21–0.46 oz). The bat is gray on the dorsal side and white on the underside. The ears and face are a pinkish-brown color, while the arm and wing are dark brown.

Distribution and Habitat

It is found in the southeastern United States. It lives in many habitats from coastal plains and riparian areas to mountainous areas such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Rafinesque's big-eared bats are insectivorous. They are nocturnal animals. They find food mainly by echolocation. They eat lots of different kinds of insects.

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