Definition of myotis in English:


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Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈəʊtɪs


  • An insectivorous bat with a slender muzzle and with the flight membrane extending between the hind legs and the tip of the tail.
    • Genus Myotis, family Vespertilionidae: numerous species
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    • We never observed the raccoon take an Indiana myotis, but predation was the likely intent, given that raccoons are known predators on bats.
    • Diets of little brown myotis and eastern pipistrelles were highly diverse.
    • We have been pleased to note sustained growth in population numbers of both the cave myotis and the endangered lesser long-nosed bat.


modern Latin, based on Greek mus, mu- 'mouse'.

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