Myotis grisescens (Gray Myotis)
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Habitat: Caves in forests and woodlands.

Habits: The Gray Myotis is strictly a cave-dwelling species in both summer and winter. Numerous caves are used in summer. In winter, however, groups from many caves gather to hibernate in form dense clusters in just a few caves. Breeding takes place in fall, with ovulation and fertilization taking place in the spring. Females form nursery colonies in the spring and give birth to one young in June. Mayflies are this species preferred food. This is an endangered species.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

For more information, view the Mammalian Species account for this species.

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