The Bats of Texas, 2nd edition
Now available from Texas A&M Press

Myotis californicus(Audubon and Bachman, 1842)

California Myotis

Family: Vespertilionidae

Myotis californicusPhotograph: Faisal Anwarali

Specimens Prior to 1991

(Why two sections?)

Why two different sections for specimen data?

Specimen data prior to 1991 was included in the first edition of the Bats of Texas and included only basic information. For the second edition of the book, ancillary information such as catalog number, sex, tissue numbers, etc. was collected.

Rather than mix the two sets of data into one table (which would include hundreds of empty cells for specimens prior to 1991), the two data sets were separated and formatted to best display the information.

Specimens examined, 112: El Paso Co.: 4 mi NNW El Paso, 1 (KU); El Paso, 2 (1 USNM/FWS, 1 UTEP). Culberson Co.: 7 mi N Pine Springs, GMNP, 1 (TCWC); McKittrick Canyon, GMNP, 5,500 ft., 10 (TCWC); Smith Spring, GMNP, (TTU); Signal Peak, GMNP, 1 (TTU). Presidio Co.: 11 mi W Valentine, 4 (TNHC); Sierra Vieja, 9 mi SW Valentine, 1 (TTU); ZH Canyon, Sierra Vieja, 2 (TTU); San Esteban Tunnel, 1 (SRSU); Chinati Mts., Pinto Canyon, 14 mi E Ruidosa, 2 (TTU); 3 mi NE Porvenir, 1 (FMNH); 5 mi SE Bandera Mesa, 14 (13 MWSU, 1 TCWC). Brewster Co.: 13.2 mi N, 2.6 mi E Marathon, 5,200 ft., 1 (TTU); Paisano, 1 (USNM/ FWS); 15 mi N Study Butte, 9 (MWSU); Musquiz Canyon, 3 (DMNHT); BGWMA, 46 (2 TTU, 7 TCWC, 37 DMNHT); 20 mi W LaLinda, 1 (SRSU); Burnham Ranch, Government Spring, 1 (AMNH); 3 mi S Government Spring, (AMNH); Panther Junction, BBNP, 1 (BBNHA); Pine Canyon, BBNP, 2 (BBNHA), E base Burro Mesa, BBNP, 3,500 ft., 3 (MVZ); Santa Elena Campground, BBNP, 2 (TCWC).

Additional records: Jeff Davis Co.: no specific locality (Davis, 1974).

Specimens After 1991

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