Bat (Rhinopoma carolinensis?)
Watercolor, pastel, and graphite on sketchbook paper
Overall: 7 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. ( 19.4 x 33.3 cm )
A view of a bat from the front, possibly drawn by John James Audubon's son John Woodhouse Audubon. Several possible genus and species names were inscribed indicating that the Audubons were unsure of the classification of this individual. Formerly S-23.
inscription: brown ink, l.r.: Malapus carolinensis, Geoff/ Nycticaja[?] cynocephala, LeConte/ Malapus cynocephala, Cooper.
inscription: brown ink, l.l.: "an accurate figure/ It cannot be a Malapus"
signature and date: No signature or date
inscription: graphite, l.l.: Cut off/[Rhin] opoma carolinensis Geoff.
Inscribed in graphite at the lower left [cut]: "nopoma Carolinensis Geoff.."; at lower left of center in brown ink: "an accurate / f igure / It cannot be a Molossus"; at lower right: "Molossus. / carolinensis Geoff / Nyotcaja[?] / cynocephala LeConte / Molussus / cynocephalus Cooper"; at lower right in graphite: "c"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.