Definition of Daubenton's bat in English:

Daubenton's bat


  • A small brown myotis bat that typically flies low over water, found throughout Eurasia.

    Myotis daubentonii, family Vespertilionidae

    • ‘We studied Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii, which in the laboratory calls between 90 and 30 kHz, sometimes with a pulse repetition rate similar to that of male G. mellonella.’
    • ‘She said the buildings and culvert were home to bats, including the relatively rare Daubenton's bat.’
    • ‘The building and culverts are also thought to be the home for a number of bats, including the uncommon Daubenton's bat.’
    • ‘McRae, who was bitten while handling a rare Daubenton's bat, remained in a ‘critical condition’ yesterday in Dundee's Ninewells Hospital.’
    • ‘The warning is particularly aimed at anglers and walkers, as Daubenton's bats tend to live near rivers or canals.’


Late 19th century: named after Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton (1716–1800), French naturalist and physician.


Daubenton's bat