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Myotis planiceps

Flat-headed Myotis

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae


Conservation Status: Endangered.

There are only three known specimens of the Flat-headed Myotis, all from mountain forests in northeastern Mexico. One was found roosting under the bark of a Douglas-fir tree. Myotis planiceps is a small bat with long, dark, silky fur and an unusually flat skull. This could be an adaptation to living in crevices.

Range: Total Length: 76 mm; Tail: 25 mm


Baker, 1955. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 68:165.


Mammal Species of the World

Mammalian Species, American Society of Mammalogists' species account

Distribution of Myotis planiceps