Northern Myotis

Northern Myotis
Myotis septentrionalis
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Under Consideration
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Special Concern
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Endangered
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Endangered
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

The Northern Myotis is a medium sized bat with dark brown fur on its back and paler fur on its underside. It is very similar in colour and size to the Little Brown Myotis, but the ears are longer (extend beyond the nose when pressed forward) and the tragus (fleshy projection which covers the entrance of the ear) is long, slender and pointed. Both the Northern Myotis and Little Brown Myotis sometimes use the same roosts or hibernacula and it is difficult to tell the species apart.

Wingspan: 23 to 27 cm (9 to 11 in), Weight: 6-9 g (0.2 to 0.3 oz).

Report Northern Myotis sightings to WildlifeOBS@gov.nt.ca. Check out the Bats of the Northwest Territories poster with activities and brochure