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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A variety of parasites has been reported to infect/infest Myotis californicus, including 2 species of coccidia, 6 species of Acari, one insect, and a single species each of trematode and nematode in North America (Table 1).
Estos especimenes se colectaron en las mismas condiciones que Myotis californicus.
The big brown bat was the most commonly captured species (45% of catch), whereas the little brown myotis was caught at the most sites (79% of sites; Table 2).
Los especimenes de Myotis levis fueron depositados en la Coleccion Helmintologica del Museo de La Plata, FCNyM, con el No 5065.
The bats could not be retrieved from the ceiling of the mine, and because small-footed myotis had not been documented from the state, we did not consider the taxon as a viable option.
seminolus * (7), Nycticeius humeralis * (2), Pipistrel subflavus * (1) Pitts' Cave (Wayne) Myotis austroriparius (5), P.
Only four records of eastern small-footed myotis are known from the northern portion of the state in the Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley, and Cumberland Plateau physiographic provinces (Figure 4).
Mots cles: Alaska, latitude, chauves-souris, distribution, facteurs limitants, Myotis, Lasionycteris, Eptesicus
Myotis chiloensis adquiere la mayoria de los endoparasitos helmintos a traves de la dieta, lo cual se vio reflejado en dominancia de los trematodes, quienes presentan ciclos heteroxenos con transmision trofica, en comparacion con los otros grupos con ciclos monoxenos y cuya transmision se da generalmente por la ingesta accidental de huevos.
Such peak of female body mass during pregnancy was observed in other bat species such as the Schreibers's long-fingered bat, Miniopterus schreibersii, and the greater mouse-eared myotis, Myotis myotis (Serra-Cobo 1989, Pandurska-Whitcher & Shanov 2003).