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Myotis fortidens

Cinnamon Myotis

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

The Cinnamon Myotis has been found roosting in hollow trees, thatched roofs, coiled leaves, and even in a hole in the stem of a thistle. Often small groups are found sharing a roost, hanging separately rather than clustered together. This species is known from dry to semi-deciduous forests and forest edges. It flies somewhat slowly and erratically about 2 to 4 meters from the ground and probably eats insects it catches in flight.

Range: Head and Body: 47-63 mm; Tail: 30-43 mm

Range: 5-8 g


Miller, G.S., Jr., & G. M. Allen, 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 144:54.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Myotis fortidens