Southeastern myotis

Southeastern myotis

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


The Southeastern 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

United States

Facts about the southeastern myotis

The Southeastern Myotis is a bat that is endangered.

For example, the Southeastern Bat (Myotis austroriparius) is not considered endangered, and attempts to destroy fruit bats are no longer "fruitless folly.

The Southeastern myotis is currently a candidate for federal listing and threatened or endangered.

We are required to protect Federal endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the southeastern Myotis is protected by the Shawnee National Forest Plan.

The southeastern myotis is usually found in the northern half of the state and tends to live near streams, ponds and reservoirs. (Full text)

The southeastern myotis is unusual among bats of the genus Myotis as it usually gives birth to twin offspring; other Myotis usually having only one young per year. (Full text)

Identification: Myotis austroriparius is a small insectivorous bat with short, thick, woolly (Full text)

The southeastern myotis is a colonial species which spends its winters in the vicinity of its summer territories. (Full text)

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