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Long-Legged Myotis

Scientific Name: Myotis volans

Photo taken by Dr. Scott Altenbach

Description: The Long-Legged Myotis (Myotis volans) is named for it’s long legs relative to it’s foot length. It’s fur is colored medium-dark brown. This bat’s ear’s are almost black. The approximate length of this bat is 95 mm, and the average weight is 7 grams.

Distribution: This bat is rare in Texas
Map of Long-Legged Myotis in Texas

About the Long-Legged Myotis: The Long-Legged Myotis are prefer to roost in forests, including dead hollow trees, rock crevices, and buildings. They do hibernate and females give birth to one pup.

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

For more information about the Long-Legged Myotis go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Long-Legged Myotis Fact Sheet

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