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Northern Long-Eared Bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Northern long-eared bat showing symptoms of white-nose syndrome.

This northern long-eared bat, observed in Illinois, shows symptoms of white-nose syndrome.

Photo by Steve Taylor; University of Illinois

 

NORTHERN LONG-EARED BAT INTERIM CONFERENCE AND PLANNING GUIDANCE (Jan. 6, 2014) 67-page PDF; 1.2MB - - This document addresses immediate information needs for section 7 conferences and conservation planning.

 

Northern Long-Eared Bat Fact Sheet

 

Questions and Answers about the Proposed Listing of Northern Long-eared Bat

 

The northern long-eared bat is found in the United States from Maine to North Carolina on the Atlantic Coast, westward to eastern Oklahoma and north through the Dakotas, even reaching into eastern Montana and Wyoming. In Canada it is found from the Atlantic Coast westward to the southern Yukon Territory and eastern British Columbia.

 

As its name suggests, this bat is distinguished by its long ears, particularly as compared to other bats in its genus, Myotis. View the Northern Long-Eared Bat Fact Sheet to find out more.

 

On January 21, 2010, the Service received a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity requesting that the northern long-eared bat and eastern small-footed bat be listed as threatened or endangered. After reviewing all available information on these bat species, we determined that listing the eastern small-footed bat was not warranted but listing the northern long-eared bat was warranted. Therefore on October 2, 2013, we published in the Federal Register a proposal to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Northern Long-Eared Bat Proposed as Endangered

 

News Release (Nov. 26, 2014): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period on Proposal to List the Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered

 

Federal Register Proposed Rule (October 2, 2013): 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Eastern Small-Footed Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered or Threatened Species; Listing the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an Endangered Species (36-page PDF Adobe PDF Icon)

 

News Release (Oct. 17, 2013): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status for the Northern Long-eared Bat; Listing Not Warranted for Eastern Small-footed Bat

 

Questions and Answers about the Twelve Month Finding on Petition to List Northern Long-eared and Eastern Small-footed Bats and Proposed Listing of Northern Long-eared Bat

 

Northern Long-Eared Bat Fact Sheet

 

NORTHERN LONG-EARED BAT INTERIM CONFERENCE AND PLANNING GUIDANCE (Jan. 6, 2014) 67-page PDF; 1.2MB - - This document addresses immediate information needs for section 7 conferences and conservation planning.

 


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Last updated: April 1, 2014