Roosting under tree leaves in Schwartz’s Myotis (Chiroptera)

Vladimir Dinets

Abstract


Schwartz’s Myotis (Myotis martiniquensis LaVal, 1973) is an endemic bat of Martinique; its roosting behavior is virtually unknown. I report an observation of Schwartz’s Myotis roosting under a tree leaf, which is unusual for New World Myotis. Such roosting habits might have evolved due to the paucity of caves in the small geographic range of this species.

Keywords: behavior, Coccoloba punescens, Martinique, Myotis martiniquensis, West Indies.


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