Definition of Myotis
1. Noun. Largest and most widely distributed genus of bats.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae
Member holonyms: Little Brown Bat, Little Brown Myotis, Myotis Leucifugus, Cave Myotis, Myotis Velifer
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myotis
Literary usage of Myotis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"*myotis californiens pallidus Stephens. 1900. myotis californiens ... Austral and Transition zones in central and southern Mexico. *myotis ..."
2. The Mammals of India: A Natural History of All the Animals Known to Inhabit by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1874)
"myotis, Gray. Char.—Ears large, longer than the head, oval, distant; ... He found it in some limestone caves near Islamabad. 63. myotis parvipes. ..."
3. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"California myotis (myotis californicus), western pipistrelle ... In New Mexico, California myotis, western pipistrelles, and long-legged myotis are ..."
4. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"myotis (VESPERTILIO) MURINUS. (Jerdon's No. 61.) HABITAT.—NW Himalayas. DESCRIPTION. ... myotis THEO- BALDI and myotis PARVIPES. (Jerdon's Nos. 62 & 63. ..."
5. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1901)
"We examined very carefully fifty-eight specimens of myotis myotis, ... About twenty of the myotis myotis and one of the M. capaccinii were captured in some ..."