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Myotis

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Myotis Kaup p. 106
1906Pizonyx Miller
1930Myotis Hay p. 454
1952Myotis Sherman p. 87
1968Myotis Kurten p. 52
1980Myotis Kurten and Anderson p. 118
1989Pizonyx Dalquest and Patrick
2000Myotis Rabon et al. p. 61
2002Myotis Czaplewski et al. p. 99
2003Myotis Czaplewski and Peachey p. 602
2005Myotis Wilson and Reeder
2006Myotis Salles et al. p. 8
2016Myotis Korth and Evander

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes()
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
orderChiropteraBlumenbach 1779
suborderYangochiropteraKoopman 1984
superfamilyVespertilionoidea
familyVespertilionidae
genusMyotisKaup 1829

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

G. Myotis Kaup 1829
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Myotis antiquus Gaillard 1899
Myotis austroriparius Rhoads 1897
Myotis baranensis Kormos 1934
Myotis bechsteini Leisler 1818
Myotis belgicus Gunnell et al. 2017
Myotis blythi Tomes 1857 [lesser mouse-eared bat]
Myotis boyeri Mein 1965
Myotis brandtii Eversmann 1845 [Brandts myotis]
Myotis californicus Audubon and Bachman 1842
Myotis danutae Kowalski 1956
Myotis dasycneme Boie 1825
Myotis davidii Peters 1869 [Davids myotis]
Myotis elegans Baudelot 1972
Myotis emarginatus Geoffroy 1806
Myotis estramosensis Topál 1983
Myotis evotis Allen 1864
Myotis exilis Heller 1936
Myotis grisecens Howell 1909
Myotis grisescens Howell 1909 [gray bat]
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Invalid names: Myotis insignis Heller 1936 [replaced]
Myotis ikonnikovi Ognev 1912 [Ikonnikov's bat]
Myotis janossyi Topál 1983
Myotis keenii Merriam 1895
Myotis leibii Audubon and Bachman 1842
Myotis lucifugus Le Conte 1831
Myotis mangamolaris Choate and Hall 1967
Myotis murinoides Trouessart 1904
Myotis myotis Borkhausen 1797 [greater mouse-eared bat]
Myotis mystacinus Leisler 1819
Myotis nattereri Kuhl 1818
Myotis oxygnathus Monticelli 1885
Myotis paradaubentoni Topál 1983
Myotis rectidens Choate and Hall 1967
Myotis salodorensis Revilliod 1922
Myotis sanctialbani Viret 1951
Myotis septentrionalis Trouessart 1897
Myotis siligorensis Horsfield 1855 [Himalayan whiskered bat]
Myotis sodalis Miller and Allen 1928
Myotis thysanodes Miller 1897
Myotis velifer Allen 1890 [cave myotis]
Myotis volans Allen 1866
Myotis yumanensis Allen 1864
Invalid names: Pizonyx Miller 1906 [synonym]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volanto
Diet: omnivoref
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:10
Modified: 2005-06-08 12:11:10
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Hendy et al. 2009, Carroll 1988, Ji et al. 2002, Nowak 1991, Simmons et al. 2008

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Geringian to the top of the Holocene or 30.80000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 28.4 Ma

Collections (161 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Belgium M. belgicus (31748)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Belgium (Brabant) M. belgicus (75867)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Chiroptera indet. (68021)
Geringian30.8 - 26.3USA (Nebraska) M. sp. (17709)
Early/Lower Miocene - Middle Miocene23.03 - 11.608China (Jiangsu) M. sp. (13482)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97China (Jiangsu) M. sp. (41813)
Late/Upper Hemingfordian20.43 - 15.97USA (Nebraska) Microchiroptera indet. (17889)
MN 416.9 - 15.97Switzerland (Sankt Gallen) M. sp. (46284)
Barstovian16.3 - 12.5USA (Nebraska) M. sp. (18031)
Early/Lower Barstovian16.3 - 12.5USA (Nebraska) Myotis indet. (17976)
MN 7 + 812.75 - 11.1Switzerland (Sankt Gallen) M. murinoides (46263)
Clarendonian12.5 - 9.4USA (Oklahoma) M. yumanensis (18463)
Clarendonian12.5 - 9.4USA (Kansas) M. sp. (18450)
Clarendonian12.5 - 9.4USA (Nebraska) M. sp. (18324 188779)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246China (Yunnan) M. sp. (11798)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Spain (Granada) M. sp., M. boyeri (26752)
MN 911.1 - 9.7Austria (Niederösterreich) M. sp. (66943)
Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Oregon) M. sp. (19015)
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (Arizona) M. sp. (19514)
Hemphillian - Blancan10.3 - 1.8USA (Nevada) M. sp. (19966)