- Scientific Name
- Nyctinomops femorosaccus
- North America, USA, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas
Pronunciation: nick-tin-oh-mops fem-oh-row-sock-us
The Pocketed Free-tailed Bat is named for a shallow fold of skin on the underside of the tail membrane, near the knee, which forms a tiny pocket. These bats live in arid desert areas roosting in crevices high on cliff faces of rugged canyons. Nursery colonies are relatively small, usually with fewer than 100 individuals.