Yuma Myotis

Yuma Myotis roosting.

The Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis) looks very similar to the little brown bat. This species can form maternity colonies with thousands of individuals.

Map

Kootenay Bat Project

Range

  • Distributed in the western third of North America from BC to southern Mexico
  • Populations occur throughout Columbia Basin

Habitat

  • Occurs in a wide range of habitats (upland, wetland, dryland and riparian)
  • Roost sites include trees, caves, cliffs, and anthropogenic structures

Reproduction

  • Mate in fall and give birth to one young in spring or early summer
  • During the summer, females form maternity colonies of up to several thousand
  • May delay or forego reproduction in wet years

Listing and Date

Listing Date
B.C. List Yellow
COSEWIC Not listed N/A
SARA Not listed N/A

Threats to Species

  • Loss of foraging and roosting habitat (forestry, reservoir creation, mine deactivation)
  • Disturbance at maternity roosts

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For more information on this species, visit:
The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer where you should enter "Yuma Myotis" or "Myotis yumanensis" in the Species Name field.

 

SPECIES

Amphibians
Columbia Spotted Frog
Long-toed Salamander
Northern Leopard Frog
Western Toad

Birds
Common Nighthawk
Great Blue Heron
Harlequin Duck
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Goshawk
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Vaux’s Swift
Western Screech Owl
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat

Fish
Bull Trout
White Sturgeon

Flora
Common Camas
Whitebark Pine

Mammals
Badger
Big Brown Bat
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Elk
Grizzly Bear
Selkirk Least Chipmunk
Moose
Mountain Caribou
Mountain Goat
Mule Deer
California Myotis
Fringed Myotis
Little Brown Myotis
Long-eared Myotis
Long-legged Myotis
Northern Myotis
Yuma Myotis
Silver-Haired Myotis
Townsend's Big-eared Bat
White-tailed Deer
Wolverine
Yellow-pine Chipmunk

Reptiles
Western Painted Turtle
Western Yellow-bellied Racer
Western Skink

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