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Date of this Version



Prairie Naturalist (June 1978) 10(2): 49-52.


Copyright 1978, North Dakota Natural Science Society. Used by permission.


Two long-eared species of the cosmopolitan bat genus Myotis, the long-eared myotis (Myotis evotis) and the fringe-tailed myotis (Myotis thysanodes), have been known for many years from the Northern Great Plains. Material acquired in the last decade or so, however, reveals a somewhat different distributional pattern for the two species than had been supposed on the basis of specimens obtained earlier, some of which have been misidentified in the published literature.