New York Natural Heritage Program
Eastern Small-footed Myotis
Myotis leibii (Audubon and Bachman, 1842)
Mammals
Small-footed Myotis Alan Hicks
Family: Evening Bats and Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae)

State Protection: Species Of Special Concern
A native species at risk of becoming Threatened; does not qualify as Endangered or Threatened, but have been determined to require some measure of protection or attention to ensure that the species does not become threatened. NYSDEC may regulate the taking, importation, transportation, or possession of any Species of Special Concern as it deems necessary.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1S3
A State Rarity Rank of S1S3 means: Critically Imperiled, Imperiled, or Vulnerable in New York -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from especially vulnerable to disappearing from New York, to vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The Eastern Small-footed Myotis is the smallest Myotis in the eastern United States. It differs from other bats in that it typically roosts in rock crevices and talus, rather than trees.

State Ranking Justification [-]
Although the species has been previously recorded from 40 hibernacula, there have been only eight locations with 50 or more individuals. Many of the hibernacula contain few individuals. The small number of total individuals statewide and the small number of high-quality occurrences are the primary ranking considerations.

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