Photo by USFWS; Ann Froschauer
Status: Endangered, listed
April 21, 1975
Habitat: Gray bats live in caves year-round. During winter, gray bats hibernate in deep, vertical caves. In summer, they roost and form maternity colonies in caves which are scattered along streams, rivers and reservoirs.
Range: Alabama, northern Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee. A few can be found in northwestern Florida, western Georgia, southeastern Kansas, southern Indiana, southern and southwestern Illinois, northeastern Oklahoma, northeastern Mississippi, western Virginia, and possibly western North Carolina.
Lead Region: 3
Region 3 Lead Office: Columbia Missouri Field Office
Gray Bat (Myotis
The Wrong-Way Bat That Migrates North for the Winter! E-NatureBlog
Natural History, Ecology, and Regulatory Information
Gray Bat in Oklahoma Fact Sheet
Species Profile (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Endangered
Myotis grisescens - ICUN Red List profile
5-Year Review 34-page PDF (Sept. 30, 2009)
Midwest Endangered Species Home