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Myotis  Kaup, 1829
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179987

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): mouse-eared bats [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vespertilionid bats  
                                           SubfamilyMyotinae Tate, 1942  
                                              GenusMyotis Kaup, 1829 – mouse-eared bats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Myotis abei Yoshikura, 1944 – Sakhalin myotis, Sakhalin Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis adversus (Horsfield, 1824) – large-footed bat, Large-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis aelleni Baud, 1979 – southern myotis, Southern Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis albescens (E. Geoffroy, 1806) – silver-tipped myotis, Silver-tipped Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis alcathoe von Helversen and Heller, 2001 – Alcathoe Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis altarium Thomas, 1911 – Szechwan myotis, Szechwan Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis anjouanensis Dorst, 1960 – Anjouan Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis annamiticus Kruskop and Tsytsulina, 2001 – Annamit Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis annatessae Kruskop and Borisenko, 2013  
                                                 Species Myotis annectans (Dobson, 1871) – hairy-faced bat, Hairy-faced Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis atacamensis (Lataste, 1892) – Atacama myotis, Atacaman Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ater (Peters, 1866) – Peters's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis auriculus Baker and Stains, 1955 – southwestern myotis, Miotis orejudo, Southwestern Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis australis (Dobson, 1878) – Australian myotis, Australian Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis austroriparius (Rhoads, 1897) – southeastern myotis, Southeastern Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis badius Tiunov, Kruskop and Feng, 2011 – Chestnut Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis bechsteinii (Kuhl, 1817) – Bechstein's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis blythii (Tomes, 1857) – lesser mouse-eared bat, Lesser Mouse-eared Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis bocagii (Peters, 1870) – Rufous Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis bombinus Thomas, 1906 – Far Eastern myotis, Far Eastern Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis brandtii (Eversmann, 1845) – Brandt's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis bucharensis Kuzyakin, 1950 – Bocharic Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis californicus (Audubon and Bachman, 1842) – California myotis, Miotis californiano, California Myotis, Californian Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis capaccinii (Bonaparte, 1837) – long-fingered bat, Long-fingered Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis chiloensis (Waterhouse, 1840) – Chilean myotis, Chilean Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis chinensis (Tomes, 1857) – large myotis, Large Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ciliolabrum (Merriam, 1886) – western small-footed bat, Miotis cara negra, Western Small-footed Myotis, small-footed myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis cobanensis Goodwin, 1955 – Guatemalan myotis, Guatemalan Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis csorbai Topál, 1997 – Csorba's Mouse-eared Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis dasycneme (Boie, 1825) – pond bat, Pond Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis daubentonii (Kuhl, 1817) – Daubenton's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis davidii (Peters, 1869) – David's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis dieteri Happold, 2005  
                                                 Species Myotis diminutus Moratelli and Wilson, 2011 – Diminutive Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis dominicensis Miller, 1902 – Dominican myotis, Dominican Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis elegans Hall, 1962 – elegant myotis, Elegant Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis emarginatus (E. Geoffroy, 1806) – Geoffroy's bat, Geoffroy's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis escalerai Cabrera, 1904  
                                                 Species Myotis evotis (H. Allen, 1864) – long-eared myotis, Miotis oreja larga, Long-eared Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis fimbriatus (Peters, 1871) – Fringed Long-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis findleyi Bogan, 1978 – Findley's myotis, Findley's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis flavus Shamel, 1944  
                                                 Species Myotis formosus (Hodgson, 1835) – Hodgson's bat, Hodgson's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis fortidens Miller and G. M. Allen, 1928 – cinnamon myotis, Miotis canelo, Cinnamon Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis frater G. M. Allen, 1923 – fraternal myotis, Fraternal Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis gomantongensis Francis and Hill, 1998 – Gomantong Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis goudoti (A. Smith, 1834) – Malagasy mouse-eared bat, Malagasy Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis grisescens A. H. Howell, 1909 – gray myotis, Gray Myotis, gray bat 
                                                 Species Myotis hajastanicus Argyropulo, 1939 – Hajastan Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis handleyi Moratelli, Gardner, Oliveira and Wilson, 2013 – Handley's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis hasseltii (Temminck, 1840) – lesser large-footed bat, Lesser Large-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis hermani Thomas, 1923 – Herman's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis horsfieldii (Temminck, 1840) – Horsfield's bat, Horsfield's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis hosonoi Imaizumi, 1954 – Hosono's myotis, Hosono's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ikonnikovi Ognev, 1912 – Ikonnikov's bat, Ikonnikov's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis indochinensis Son, Görföl, Francis, Motokawa, Estók, Endo, Thong, Dang, Oshida and Csorba, 2013 – Indochinese mouse-eared bat 
                                                 Species Myotis insularum (Dobson, 1878) – insular myotis, Insular Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis izecksohni Moratelli, Peracchi, Dias and de Oliveira, 2011 – Izecksohn's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis keaysi J. A. Allen, 1914 – hairy-legged myotis, Hairy-legged Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis keenii (Merriam, 1895) – Keen's myotis, Keen's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis laniger (Peters, 1871) – Chinese Water Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis lavali Moratelli, Peracchi, Dias and de Oliveira, 2011 – LaVal's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis leibii (Audubon and Bachman, 1842) – small-footed myotis, eastern small-footed myotis, chauve-souris pygmée, Eastern Small-footed Myotis, eastern small-footed bat 
                                                 Species Myotis levis (I. Geoffroy, 1824) – yellowish myotis, Yellowish Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis longipes (Dobson, 1873) – Kashmir cave bat, Kashmir Cave Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis lucifugus (Le Conte, 1831) – little brown bat, Miotis norteamericano, little brown myotis, petite chauve-souris brune, Little Brown Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis macrodactylus (Temminck, 1840) – big-footed myotis, Big-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis macropus (Gould, 1854) – Gould's Large-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis macrotarsus (Waterhouse, 1845) – pallid large-footed myotis, Pallid Large-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis martiniquensis LaVal, 1973 – Schwartz's myotis, Schwartz's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis melanorhinus (Merriam, 1890) – Dark-nosed Small-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis midastactus Moratelli & Wilson, 2014 – Golden Myotis, murciélago vespertino de oro 
                                                 Species Myotis moluccarum (Thomas, 1915) – Maluku Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis montivagus (Dobson, 1874) – Burmese whiskered bat, Burmese Whiskered Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis morrisi Hill, 1971 – Morris's bat, Morris's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis muricola (Gray, 1846) – whiskered myotis, Nepalese Whiskered Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis myotis (Borkhausen, 1797) – mouse-eared bat, Mouse-eared Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis mystacinus (Kuhl, 1817) – whiskered bat, Whiskered Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis nattereri (Kuhl, 1817) – Natterer's bat, Natterer's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis nesopolus Miller, 1900 – Curacao myotis, Curaçao Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821) – Black Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis nipalensis Dobson, 1871 – Nepalese Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis occultus Hollister, 1909 – Arizona Myotis, occult little brown bat 
                                                 Species Myotis oreias (Temminck, 1840) – Singapore whiskered bat, Singaporese Whiskered Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis oxygnathus (Monticelli, 1885) – Monticelli's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis oxyotus (Peters, 1867) – montane myotis, Montane Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ozensis Imaizumi, 1954 – Honshu myotis, Honshu Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis peninsularis Miller, 1898 – peninsular myotis, Peninsular Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis pequinius Thomas, 1908 – Peking myotis, Peking Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis petax Hollister, 1912  
                                                 Species Myotis phanluongi Borisenko, Kruskop and Ivanova, 2008  
                                                 Species Myotis planiceps Baker, 1955 – flat-headed myotis, Flat-headed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis pruinosus Yoshiyuki, 1971 – frosted myotis, Frosted Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis punicus Felten, Spitzenberger and Storch, 1977 – Maghrebian Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ricketti (Thomas, 1894) – Rickett's big-footed bat, Rickett's Big-footed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ridleyi (Thomas, 1898) – Ridley's bat, Ridley's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis riparius Handley, 1960 – riparian myotis, Riparian Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis rosseti (Oey, 1951) – thick-thumbed myotis, Thick-thumbed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis ruber (E. Geoffroy, 1806) – red myotis, Red Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis schaubi Kormos, 1934 – Schaub's myotis, Schaub's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis scotti Thomas, 1927 – Scott's mouse-eared bat, Scott's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis septentrionalis (Trouessart, 1897) – northern myotis, chauve-souris nordique, northern long-eared bat, Northern Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis sibiricus Kastschenko, 1905  
                                                 Species Myotis sicarius Thomas, 1915 – Mandelli's mouse-eared bat, Mandelli's Mouse-eared Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis siligorensis (Horsfield, 1855) – Himalayan whiskered bat, Himalayan Whiskered Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis simus Thomas, 1901 – velvety myotis, Velvety Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis sodalis Miller and G. M. Allen, 1928 – Indiana Myotis, Indiana bat 
                                                 Species Myotis stalkeri Thomas, 1910 – Kei myotis, Kei Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis taiwanensis Ärnbäck-Christie Linde, 1908  
                                                 Species Myotis thysanodes Miller, 1897 – fringed myotis, Miotis bordado, Fringed Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis tricolor (Temminck, 1832) – Cape hairy bat, Temminck's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis velifer (J. A. Allen, 1890) – cave myotis, Miotis mexicano, Cave Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis vivesi Menegaux, 1901 – fish-eating bat, Fish-eating Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis volans (H. Allen, 1866) – long-legged myotis, Miotis pata larga, Long-legged Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis welwitschii (Gray, 1866) – Welwitch's bat, Welwitsch's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis yanbarensis Maeda and Matsumura, 1998 – Yanbaru Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis yesoensis Yoshiyuki, 1984 – Yoshiyuki's myotis, Yoshiyuki's Myotis 
                                                 Species Myotis yumanensis (H. Allen, 1864) – Yuma myotis, Miotis de Yuma, Yuma Myotis 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Myotis    
       
  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Myotis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Myotis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Myotis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Myotis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Myotis   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: For discussion of synonyms see Findley (1972), Hayman and Hill (1971), and Phillips and Birney (1968). Neotropical species revised by LaVal (1973a). Apparently does not include Cistugo; see Rautenbach et al. (1993). Hall (1981) provided a key to North and Central American species; Corbet and Hill (1992) gave a key to Indomalayan species; Bates et al. (1999) provided a key to species found in Vietnam and adjoining countries. Also see Topál (1997) and Stormark (1998). For partial phylogenies ...  
 

 

   

 
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