Myotis formosus


Hodgson's Myotis

Fei Shu'erfu

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

Myotis formosus

Myotis formosus

Myotis formosus

Photos by Shiang-Fan Chen, Taiwan

Morphological Description

·A large Myotis with forearm length 45-50 mm (Smith & Xie 2008).

·Distinctive rufous patches on wing membranes. Bright fur colour.

Life history

· Little known


Wide ranging in Indo-Malayan Region, from Afghanistan in the W to the Philippines and Indonesian islands in the east. Found in south and east China. Bats in Taiwan considered as belonging to the subspecies M.f. watasei.


·Found from sea level up to the Himalayan foothills (Smith & Xie 2008).

Roost sites and roosting behaviour

· Roosts in foliage. Hibernates in caves (Smith & Xie 2008).

· Emergence and flight pattern

· Little known.

Foraging behaviour

· Not known.

Echolocation calls

· Unknown.

Status and protection

·Considered RL-VU A1acd in China. Globally Least Concern, population trend unknown (IUCN 2008).

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