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California Myotis

Scientific Name: Myotis californicus

Photo taken by Merlin Tuttle

Description: The California Myotis (Myotis californicus) has a pelage that varies, but is consistently a light red-brown. It’s ear and face are black. Average length is 82 mm and approximate weight is 3-5 grams.

Distribution: This bat is rare in Texas
Map of California Myotis in Texas

About the California Myotis: This bat is found often in buildings and rock fissures. A hibernating species, it roosts in colonies up to 25 individuals. Females give birth to one pup. They typically forage, or search for food, close to the ground.

Status: Least Concern
For more information go to the IUCN Red List Website for the California Myotis

For more information about the California Myotis go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife California Myotis Fact Sheet

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