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Greater Mouse-eared Bat / Veliki šišmiš

Myotis myotis


Ears are normally longer than they are wide, with a long and lance-shaped tragus, and thence the English and zoological names (in Greek, myotis and myosotis mean "mouse-ear"). The species within this genus vary in size from very large to very small, with a single pair of mammary glands.Their feces is known as Guano.


I have found a colony in the Romuald’s Cave that is located in Lim Channel (the part of the 35 km long Limska draga hollow that stretches almost to the town of Pazin in the very heart of Istria). The cave was 105 m long, completely straight and easy accessible. More about it: and .


Myotis myotis is listed on the UICN Red List of Threatened Species. The species experienced a significant population reduction in the past but is now stable (at lower densities) or recovering throughout the range. The range is still wide and the population large (tens of thousands of individuals in various countries). Consequently it is assessed as Least Concern. Other names: Large Mouse-eared Bat, Mouse-eared Bat, Mouse-eared Myotis.

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Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 18, 2013

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