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Yuma Myotis

Myotis yumanensis


San Andres National Wildlife Refuge, caught flying over a local river. The river is located in a lush valley lying between arid mountains.


This bat was unintentionally capture during a bird banding survey. It was rather tangled but we managed to free and release it without incident.

2 Species ID Suggestions

kristi_av 10 years ago
Yuma Myotis
Myotis yumanensis Species Profiles
fightwns 9 years ago
Western pipistrelle
Pipistrellus hesperus

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Ava T-B 9 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the new North American Bat Tracker mission at

fightwns 9 years ago

It's a western pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus hesperus). It's not only the smallest bat inhabiting North America, but the distinct contrast between its black face, ears, and wing membranes indicate it's a "pip."

kristi_av 10 years ago

It's without a doubt a type of Myotis (mouse-eared) bat, and my best guess is Yuma--though it could also be Western Small-Footed Myotis, Small-Footed Dark-Nosed Myotis, California Myotis, or Long-Legged Myotis (creative names, huh?). Anyways, gorgeous shots of an adorable little guy!

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Sep 8, 2011
Submitted on Sep 8, 2011

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