Eastern broad-nosed bat

Scotorepens orion

This species is limited to the coastline East of the Great Dividing Range with individuals also been identified around Cairns. They are dark brown in colour with a pug-like nose.


They have been found in rainforest, tall wet forest, vine forest, low open forest and in timbered urban areas. They have been identified roosting up to 7 m off the ground in the hollows of manna gums. Little is known of their feeding habits.


A single young is born in late November or early December.

Predators and Threats

Goannas, hawks and owls. Tree hollow and habitat loss.


Photo:  Les Hall

Churchill, S. (2008) Australian Bats (2nd Edition). Allen and Unwin, Sydney.
Hall, L. (2009) Bats, A Wild Australia Guide. Steve Parish Publishing, Queensland.
Atlas of Living Australia