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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 14, NO. 4 Winter 1996

On the Cover

The western small-footed myotis (Myotis ciliolabrum) rears its young in cliff-face crevices, erosion cavities, and beneath rocks on the ground. Some females care for their pups alone, while others form small groups. These bats can also be found hibernating in caves or mines, but little else is known about them; they are among America's least-studied animals.

Eastern and western species of small-footed myotis are distinct but closely related. The western species ranges from southwestern Canada to western Oklahoma and central Mexico. It is easily confused with the California myotis (M. californicus).

Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Wisconsin Gains Key Bat Sanctuary
Protecting Bats in Mines
Bats & Streetlamps
Time Out in Texas
Bats in Cyberspace
Red Bat Painting
Misleading News Stories Harm Bats
A Lasting Commitment to Conservation
Wish List
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Newly Announced 1997 Workshop and Volunteer Opportunities

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