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Noteworthy Records of Bats from the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas (General NOTES)

The Texas Journal of Science 2002, August, 54, 3

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Recent investigations of bat communities in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas provided noteworthy records for six species (Myotis californicus, Myotis volans, Lasiurus borealis, Nyctinomops femorosaccus, Nyctinomops macrotis and Eumops perotis). All voucher specimens reported herein (skins and skulls), and their associated tissues, are deposited in the Collection of Recent Mammals in the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum of Texas Tech University (TTU). Myotis californicus. -- The California myotis is an established resident of the Trans-Pecos area and has been documented in El Paso, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio and Brewster counties, yet records of this species from Hudspeth County are lacking (Schmidly 1991; Davis & Schmidly 1994). Two females (TTU 82465, 82467) were obtained with mist nets set across a pool of a desert spring on 18 June 2001 at the Indio Mountains Research Station (University of El Paso), Hudspeth County (UTM 13R 498907E 3407109N, elevation 1280m). The edges of the pool were overgrown with cattail (Typha sp.) and a rock ridge bordered the northeast side. The surrounding vegetation consisted of thorny desert scrub, including acacia (Acacia sp.), yucca (Yucca sp.) and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.). The discovery of M. californicus in Hudspeth County completes a contiguous distribution of this species across the western Trans-Pecos region. Associated species of bats encountered at this site on 18 June include Pipistrellus hesperus, Antrozous pallidus, Myotis velifer and Myotis volans.

Noteworthy Records of Bats from the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas (General NOTES)
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  • Published: 01 August 2002
  • Publisher: Texas Academy of Science
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