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Myotis melanorhinus


 dark-nosed small-footed myotis (Vespertilionidae)
 Myotis melanorhinus
 dark-nosed small-footed myotis

 Family Name: Vespertilionidae
 Genus: Myotis
 Species Name: melanorhinus

 Pronunciation: my-oh-tis mel-an-or-eye-nus
 Common Name: dark-nosed small-footed myotis

The dark-nosed small-footed myotis is a widespread insectivorous bat that ranges across western North America, from central Mexico to British Columbia, Canada. It had been considered a subspecies of Myotis ciliolabrum until about 2008, when it was upgraded to a species. Relatively little data is available on the dark-nosed small-footed myotis.

These small bats are typically found in conifer forests and other habitats that receive moderate moisture. They hibernate from about November until April in caves and abandoned mines.

Approximate Range :
Source: IUCN Red List

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