Ope`ape`a: Solving the puzzles of Hawaii's only bat

BATS Magazine



The Hawaiian hoary bat is described as the only land mammal native to Hawaii. In fact, this bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) arrived on the islands some 10,000 years ago – in what must qualify as one of the most spectacular immigrations in the history of mammals. The Hawaiian islands, after all, are 2,400 miles (3,860 kilometers) from the nearest landfall on the North American continent, and the distance to Australia, New Guinea or Asia is even farther.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ope`ape`a: Solving the puzzles of Hawaii's only bat
Series title BATS Magazine
Volume 28
Issue 4
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Bat Conservation International
Publisher location Austin, TX
Contributing office(s) Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 10
Last page 12
Country United States
State Hawai'i
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