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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Myotinae — the many mouse-eared bats.


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New Latin, from Ancient Greek stem of μυός (muos, "mouse") + ὠτ- (ot) stem of οὖς (ous, "ear")


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  • Many species of mammals have their distribution limits in this area (e.g. Perognathus flavus), or have been recorded only in this region (bats such as Myotis californica, Myotis volans and Lasiurus xanthinus).

    Balsas dry forests 2007

  • SPECIES: Myotis lucifugus Le Conte aka little brown bat

    Going Mutant Dr. Barry Leed 2010

  • Four regionally endemic bats can be found in separate portions of this ecoregion: Monophyllus plethodon, Ardops nichollsi, Brachyphylla cavernarum, and Myotis martiniquensis.

    Grenada 2009

  • Several species of bats inhabit the park; the threatened Indiana bat Myotis sodalis (V) is known to use at least three of the park's caves as a winter roost.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States 2009

  • There are two endemic San Pedro Mártyr lizards, the sideblotched lizard Uta palmeri living in densities of 2,200/hectare, and the whiptail Cnenidophorus martyris; the only native mammal is also a Gulf endemic, the fish-eating bat Myotis vivesi (VU).

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico 2008

  • These are all arid land animals found on the mountain plateau top, while in the sheltered valleys below are varieties of frogs, the pale field rat Rattus tunneyi and largefooted mouse-eared bat Myotis adversus which are damp environment species.

    Purnululu National Park, Australia 2008

  • In addition to these endangered species, the following species are considered vulnerable and should also receive conservation attention: the Vespertilionidae bat Myotis sicarius, wild dog (Cuon alpinus), Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), and Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus).

    Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests 2008

  • The Moluccan mouse-eared bat (Myotis stalkeri) is endangered, whereas the dusky pademelon (Thylogale bruinii), and brown-bearded sheathtail bat (Taphozous achates) are considered vulnerable.

    Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests 2008

  • The underground galleries hold ten species of wintering bat in reasonable numbers including the rare and Shreiber's bat Miniopterus schreibersi, lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros (VU), long-fingered bat Myotis capaccinii (VU), greater mouse-eared bat M. myotis, Savi's pipistrelle Pipistrellus savii and western barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus (VU).

    Skocjan Caves Regional Park, Slovenia 2008

  • A further six species of small mammal and bat are also near-endemic to the ecoregion, including the Angola wing-gland bat (Myotis seabrai, VU) and the bat Laephotis namibensis, EN.

    Namibian savanna woodlands 2008


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