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1 June 2017 New County Records of Little Brown and Northern Long-Eared Bats in Georgia
Jacalyn M. Beck, Katrina M. Morris
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Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) and Myotis lucifugus (Little Brown Bat) are 2 species of North American bat that currently are experiencing extreme population declines because of white-nose syndrome (WNS). The state of Georgia lies at the southeastern tip of both of these species' reported ranges, though current records are sparse. Previously, Little Brown Bats had been recorded in only 5 Georgia counties and Northern Long-eared Bats in 9 counties. New records provided herein expand the known range to 20 and 23 counties, respectively. This information greatly increases our knowledge of the ranges of these 2 at-risk species and can help biologists and managers better understand overall population changes as WNS continues to spread.

Jacalyn M. Beck and Katrina M. Morris "New County Records of Little Brown and Northern Long-Eared Bats in Georgia," Southeastern Naturalist 16(2), (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.016.0211
Published: 1 June 2017
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