Myotis


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Myotis

 

a genus of mammals of the suborder Microchiroptera. The body is 3.5 to 8 cm long, and the fur ranges in color from dark brown to reddish brown. The ears are long, and the tragi are long and tapering. There are more than 60 species of bats of the genus Myotis, found everywhere except the arctic, the antarctic, and some ocean islands. Feeding flights occur at night or late twilight and end before dawn. The bats are insectivorous. Many species dwell in caves, while others live in hollow logs, buildings, or rock crevices.

There are 11 species in the USSR, including M. blythi, M. myotis, M. daubentoni, M. dasycneme, and M. mystacinus. M. blythi is widely distributed in southern regions of the USSR, and M. myotis is common in the western Ukraine. Both M. daubentoni and M. dasycneme are encountered in the middle belt of the country, near bodies of water. M. mystacinus is found throughout the USSR, almost as far north as the arctic circle.

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The canyon bat is unusual in urban and urban-edge parks in Southern California where the predominant species typically detected include Mexican free-tailed bat, Yuma myotis, and big brown bat (Remington, 2000; D.
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Two culvert inhabitants of Butler County (Brazilian free-tailed bats and Southeastern myotis) are designated with a high conservation status in Alabama (Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2008), yet little is known about their summer habitat requirements, particularly the Southeastern myotis (Reynolds and Mitchell 1998).
In seasonal pools within palustrine woodlands of the northern Great Lakes region, Francl (2008) documented all six extant species (Little brown bat, Big brown bat, Northern myotis [Myotis septentrionalis Trovessart], Red hat, Hoary bat, and Silver-haired bat; a seventh, the Eastern pipstrelle [Perimyotis subflavus Menu], is likely restricted to areas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula with mines or caves present; Kurta 1995).
The western small-footed myotis, Myotis ciliolabrum (Merriam 1886), is a small vespertilionid that occurs over much of western North America from central British Columbia, southern Alberta, and southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, southward to Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Zacatecas, Mexico (Holloway and Barclay 2001).
Eleven species of bats are typically considered to occur in Ohio (Gottschang 1981; Belwood 1998; Whitaker and Hamilton 1998): little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus), northern myotis, (Myotis septentrionalis), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii), big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis), eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus), red bat (Lasiurus borealis), hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus), silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans), and Rafinesque's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii).
The little brown bat, or Myotis lucifugus, is one of the most common bats in the United States.
The eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii) is one of the least known bats in eastern North America.