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1 August 2015 Myotis chiloensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
Gonzalo Ossa, Annia Rodríguez-San Pedro
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Myotis chiloensis (Waterhouse, 1838), the Chilean myotis, is found only in Argentina and Chile, where it is the most common bat species in the southern part of Chile. It is a small insectivorous bat and differs from other members of the genus because of its darker pelage. It uses human buildings and caves to establish colonies, and forages in dense forests of Nothofagus to capture insects, thereby providing ecosystem services to agriculture and forestry. M. chiloensis is considered of “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

© 2015 by American Society of Mammalogists Synonymy completed 1 May 2015
Gonzalo Ossa and Annia Rodríguez-San Pedro "Myotis chiloensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)," Mammalian Species 47(922), 51-56, (1 August 2015).
Published: 1 August 2015
Chilean myotis
Chiloe little brown bat
insectivorous bat
mouse eared bat
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