Cave myotis

Cave myotis

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Myotis velifer

 

The Cave myotis is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Cave myotis

Adult weight : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 11 years

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 65 days

Weaning : 43 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Body mass : 0.012 kg (0.0264 lbs)

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Facts about the cave myotis

" (Brown, 1998) *49* "The cave Myotis is mostly a cave-roosting species that forms large colonies in caves, mines, and sometimes buildings.

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1996: Myotis velifer is uncommon within the White Sands Missile Range.

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The cave myotis (Myotis velifer) is known from about 10 miles south of the Colorado border in the Oklahoma Panhandle and may well occur on Colorado's Mesa de Maya.

The southwestern cave myotis is one of nine Arizona bats that look very much alike.

Cave Myotis Myotis veliferHabitat: The cave myotis is mostly a cave-roosting species that forms large colonies in caves, mines, and sometimes buildings. (Full text)

Similar Species Cave Myotis is larger. (Full text)

The cave myotis is the most abundant bat of the Edwards Plateau and hibernates in central Texas caves in winter. (Full text)

Another colonial bat (Myotis velifer) is a common associate of the Brazilian free-tailed bat in the guano caves. (Full text)

Identification: Myotis velifer is a large Myotis, with a forearm of 37‑47 mm. (Full text)

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