Myotis ater


Peters's Myotis

Morphological description Life history Distribution Habitat Roost sites and roosting patterns Emergence and flight pattern Foraging behaviour Echolocation calls Status and protection

Myotis aterMyotis ater



Morphological Description

· One captured 4 September 2002, Yunfu Mount, Bolo County, Guangdong. Juvenile male, 33.8 mm, 3.4 g. Foot 6 mm, tibia 15.5 mm. Straight hairy penis end and wings. Fur dark brown, paler ventrally.

· Our identification is tentative, because there are no previous records of this species in China. Analysis of cytochrome b sequences by Manuel Ruedi and Benoit Stadelmann placed the bat alongside others identified as ater in a clade also including some Myotis muricola.

Life history

· Little known


Vietnam, W Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi, Togian Isl, N Borneo, Mollucas, Papua New Guinea, possibly Philippines and Australia (Simmons 2005). Our record is shown below.


· Little known.

Roost sites and roosting behaviour

· Not known.

· Emergence and flight pattern

· Little known.

Foraging behaviour

· Not known, though we captured the bat as it flew along a small stream.

Echolocation calls

· Unknown.

Status and protection

· Unknown..

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