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  • n. largest and most widely distributed genus of bats


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  • 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

  • The caves also contain one of the largest colonies of bats in the world: 11 species make their homes here, including western pipistrelle, pallid, lump-nosed, fringed myotis, and Mexican free-tailed bats.

    Travel Guide: the Incredible Natural Landscapes in the U.S.A. (Part 1)

  • Bat species within the monument include the endangered lesser long-nosed bat, the California leaf-nosed bat, and the cave myotis.

    Proclamation On Sonoran Desert Nationalmonument

  • A new long-eared myotis (Myotis evotis) from northeastern

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico

  • The serious population declines of the little brown myotis were recognized based on surveys made by officials from state departments of natural resources going back to 1979. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The researchers predict a "99 percent chance of regional extinction of little brown myotis within the next 16 years" if mortality and spread continue unabated. - latest science and technology news stories

  • If death rates and spread continue as they have over the past four years, this disease will likely lead to the regional extinction of the little brown myotis, previously one of the most common species in North - latest science and technology news stories

  • "The little brown myotis is known to consume up to 100 percent of its body weight in insects each night," said biology professor Thomas Kunz. - News

  • The researchers predict that in 20 years the Northeast population of little brown myotis will be just 1 percent of what it was in 2006, when the disease was first discovered. - News

  • "The southeastern myotis is the latest, but probably not the last, bat species to be afflicted by white-nose syndrome," said Mollie Matteson, a conservation advocate with the Center for


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