Myotis velifer (Cave Myotis)
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Habitat: Gypsum caves and rocky areas.

Habits: This species only occurs in caves except in August, September, and October. During this time they scatter and use other roosts; this behavior may occur for breeding purposes. Caves are used for hibernation and for nursery colonies (generally 1,000 to 5,000 individuals, but up to 15,000). Females give birth to a single young in June. This species is an opportunistic feeder, eating a wide variety of insects.


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

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