How many bat species are there in Arizona?
Arizona is home to twenty-eight species of bats. In the state of Arizona, all bats are protected by law, and killing one could lead to criminal charges.
There are many species of bat (~1100), each with its unique binomial name. In fact "bat" would refer to any species in the order Chiroptera (hand-wing). Here are some example species of bat: Hairy-legged Vampire Bat (Diphylla ecaudata) White-winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus youngi) Large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) Harpy Fruit Bat (Harpyionycteris whiteheadi) etc.
Greater Houston is home to 11 bat species, all insect-eaters. Those species are: Mexican free-tailed bat Big brown bat Evening bat Eastern red bat Northern yellow bat Eastern pipistrelle Hoary bat Seminole bat Southeastern myotis Silver-haired bat Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (state threatened species).
Here are the possible match ups: A baseball bat is stronger than a bat, if swung properly. It is impossible to say if an animal bat is stronger than an animal bat because there are many different species of bats. It is impossible to say if a baseball bat is stronger than a baseball bat because there are many different types of bats (metal, cork-filled, etc.).
Bats are not a single species, but an order of mammals contain over 1,000 documented species. It takes quite a bit for a whole order to go extinct. A few species of bat, such as the Indiana bat, are endangered but many species are not. But even if a few species went extinct, bats as a whole would still be going strong.