Southwestern myotis

Southwestern myotis

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

 

The Southwestern 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

Facts about the southwestern myotis

1995: Southwestern myotis is a fairly common summer resident in Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *29*.

1996: Myotis auriculus is expected, though not documented on the San Andres NWR, NM (Wiesenberger, 1996) *28*.

1999: Myotis auriculus is found from Arizona and New Mexico to southern Mexico (Harvey et al.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS AND LIFE HISTORY: Myotis auriculus is a member of the long-eared group of Myotis that includes M.

The southwestern myotis (Myotis auriculus) is another "long-eared" species.

The southwestern myotis is found from the southern two-thirds of Arizona and New Mexico south into central Mexico.

The urine concentrating ability of southwestern myotis is average reltive to other insectivorous bats.

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