9 April 2012 Myotis simus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
Ricardo Moratelli
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Myotis simus Thomas, 1901, is a vespertilionid bat commonly called the velvety myotis. A small to medium-sized bat with the plagiopatagium attached at ankles and short (≤5 mm), woolly fur, it is 1 of about 100 species of Myotis worldwide and 1 of 15 South American species of Myotis. It is endemic to South America, occurring from Colombia and northern Brazil southward to Paraguay and northeastern Argentina in both terra firme and floodplain areas in lowland forest and savanna at elevations from 28 to 600 m. It is not of special conservation concern.

American Society of Mammalogists
Ricardo Moratelli "Myotis simus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)," Mammalian Species 44(1), 26-32, (9 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.1644/892.1
Published: 9 April 2012
insectivorous bat
murciélago vespertino aterciopelado
South America
velvety myotis
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