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Myotis thysanodes

Scientific Name:Myotis thysanodes
Common name:fringed myotis
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G4 Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S2 Endemic:No
US ESA Status:None Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:At-Risk List Wetland:No
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
Bureau of Land Management - Nevada Sensitive BLM Nevada Sensitive Species List dated 2017-10-01
US Forest Service - Region 5 (California) Sensitive USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region [R5], Sensitive Animal Species by Forest, updated 09/09/2013
US Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Sensitive USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region [R5], Sensitive Animal Species by Forest, updated 09/09/2013
State of Nevada Protected Protected Mammal NAC 503.030.1
Nevada Wildlife Action Plan - 2012 Species of Conservation Priority
Nevada Wildlife Action Plan - 2005 Species of Conservation Priority
CCVI Score Increase Likely Conf. VH; Factors contributing to decreased vulnerability are dispersal/movement and historical thermal niche.
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Carson City Douglas Nye White Pine
Clark Lincoln Washoe

Status: Predicted or probable

Churchill Eureka Lyon Pershing
Elko Humboldt Mineral Storey
Esmeralda Lander
Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:43
Total Observed Area (hectares):Not Available
Maximum Known Elevation (m):2150
Minimum Known Elevation (m):311
Myotis thysanodes data at NatureServe
Myotis thysanodes photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
Character Abstract
Identification Comments:
Subspecies Comments:
Food Habits:Foraging occurs in and among vegetation, with some gleaning activity. In some areas, there is evidence that fringed myotis use forest edges as well as over the forest canopy for foraging. Fringed myotis may fly moderate distances (13 km, one-way) to suitable foraging grounds.
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Habitat Comments:Fringed myotis have been found day and night roosting in mines, caves, trees, and buildings. They are found in a wide range of habitats from low desert scrub to high elevation coniferous forests. This species hibernates in mines and caves, but is capable of periodic winter activity. Maternity colonies of females and their young can number into the hundreds whereas males often roost singly or in small groups. Both sexes hibernate together.
Ecology comments:
Version Date:11/02/1999 - 12:00am
Fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes), Lincoln Co.
Photographer: Kristin Szabo
Photo Date: 2011-08-29