Gray bat

Gray bat

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Subfamily
Genus
SPECIES
Myotis grisescens
WEIGHT
7-16 g
LENGTH
75-101 mm

The gray bat is a species of microbat endemic to North America. The creature once flourished in caves all over the southeastern United States, but due to human disturbance, gray bat populations declined severely during the early and mid portion of the 20th century. 95% of gray bats now only roost in 11 caves. M. grisescens has been listed as federally endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1976, and is protected under the Endangered Species Act. Gray bat populations were estimated at approximately 2 million bats around the time they were placed on the Endangered Species list. By the early 1980s populations of gray bats dropped to 1.6 million. With conservation efforts in place, in 2004, gray bat populations were estimated to have reached 3.4 million.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Te

Territorial

To

Torpor

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

Co

Colonial

So

Social

Hi

Hibernating

Mi

Migrating

G

starts with

Distribution

Geography

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Gray bat habitat map

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Habits and Lifestyle

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Diet and Nutrition

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MATING BEHAVIOR
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References

1. Gray bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_bat
2. Gray bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/14132/22051652

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