GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

California Myotis (Myotis californicus)

Species Code: MYOCA

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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California Myotis is common in forested zones. It is widely distributed in steppe zones, but apparently not common there. Like may of the small myotis bats, it probably does not breed at high elevations, and its occurrence in steppe is dependent on ready access to water.

All forest zones were core, and since some studies indicate it is better adapted to arid zones than the Little Brown Myotis, steppe zones might be more appropriately treated as core than peripheral. Because of the difficulty in researching breeding ecology, too little is known to be more specific about its habitat association. Breeding California Myotis females are probably excluded from the Silver Fir and Mountain Hemlock zones.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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