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Photo credit: Ernie Valdez

Myotis occultus

Order: Chiroptera

Suborder: Yangochiroptera

Family: Vespertilionidae

Call characteristics:

High frequency caller (~40 kHz range)


1/4 - 1/3 oz

(7 - 9 g)

Body Length

3 1/3 - 3 1/2 in

(8.5 - 9 cm)

There are various sources for bat species range maps including IUCN, NatureServe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ECOS, and the National Atlas of the United States

Arizona Myotis

Arizona Myotis

The Arizona myotis has light to dark brown fur with darker wing membranes and ears. This species lives in desert, woodland, and cave habitats and is most commonly found residing in pine forests. Arizona myotis have been observed roosting in pine trees, bridges, and attics. Their range includes southwestern US and central Mexico. They commonly hibernate in caves and buildings. Documented food items include beetles, wasps, and mosquitoes. Female Arizona myotis typically have 1 pup per year. Banded wild individuals as old as 31 years have been recorded.

Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
NatureServe Explorer
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System
Bat Conservation International Bat Profiles
National Atlas of the United States. (2011). North American Bat Ranges, 1830-2008. National Atlas of the United States. Available at:
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.

Conservation Status

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