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Western Small-Footed

Scientific Name: Myotis ciliolabrum

Photo taken by Dr. Scott Altenbach

Description: The Western Small-Footed Myotis (Myotis ciliolabrum) has a light brown pelage with flaxen tips. It’s belly consists of white fur. Females are usually larger than males. The average length of this bat is 80 mm and the average weight varies from 4-5 grams.

Distribution: This bat is rare in Texas
Map of Western Small-Footed Myotis in Texas

About the Western Small-Footed Myotis: This bat is known to hibernate in old mines in solitude. Canyon walls and crevices are also known as good roosts. Although a typically solitary species, small maternity colonies have arisen. Females have one pup.

Status: Least Concern
For more information go to the IUCN Red List Website for the Western Small-Footed Myotis

For more information about the Western Small-Footed Myotis go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Western Small-Footed Myotis Fact Sheet

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