Since June 1982 we have studied various aspects of red bat ecology in Arkansas with emphasis on field work in the Ouachita Mountains and examination of specimens submitted to the Arkansas Department of Health Rabies Laboratory (ADHRL).This study reports on continued field work in the Ouachita Mountains using radiotelemetry and updates information regarding red bats submitted to the ADHRL through December 1996. In addition, we revisited a cave previously reported to contain a large number of red bat skull and skeletal remains. We also report remains from another cave system in northcentral Arkansas. These investigations have yielded additional information on distribution, growth and development of young, litter size, use of atypical roosts, active period and hibernation roost site selection, copulation, and incidence of rabies.
Saugey, David A.; Vaughn, Robin L.; Crump, Betty G.; and Heidt, Gary A.
"Notes on the Natural History of Lasiurus borealis in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 52
, Article 16.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol52/iss1/16