The mastiff bat
is known from a recent (1991) specimen from Hollywood, although it is difficult to speculate on its status in the park or its local ecology, if it occurs here.
The greater mastiff bat is the largest bat in the united States (Best et al.
Distribution, habitat and habits of the mastiff bat, Eumops perotis, in North America.
The bat was negative for RABV and was identified as a Sinaloan Mastiff Bat
(Molossus sinaloae), an insectivorous species in which RABV has been reported (5).
Re ports of the western mastiff bat
from Texas are few, and all originate from the Trans-Pecos region in proximity to the Rio Grande corridor (Schmidly 1991).
velifer), western pipistrelle (Pipistrellus hesperus), hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus), Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii), pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus), Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) and western mastiff bat
Two pregnant females of this mastiff bat
were taken in a mist net set over a branch of the Rio Panuco, which was about 30 meters wide, on 25 March 1982, at a place 6.
It is a critical habitat for western pond turtles, nesting raptors, Western mastiff bats
and San Diego coast horned lizards, all listed by the state as species of special concern.