Myotis capaccinii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Vespertilionoidea
Familia: Vespertilionidae
Subfamilia: Myotinae
Genus: Myotis
Species: Myotis capaccinii


Myotis capaccinii Bonaparte, 1837

Type locality: Italy, Sicily.


* Myotis blasii Kolenati, 1860
* Myotis bureschi Heinrich, 1936
* Myotis dasypus de Selys Longchamps, 1841
* Myotis majori Ninni, 1878
* Myotis megapodius Temminck, 1840
* Myotis pellucens Crespon, 1844


* Bonaparte, 1837. Fauna Italiana, 1: fasc. 20.
* Conservation status: IUCN link: Myotis capaccinii (Vulnerable)
* Myotis capaccinii on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder


* Mediterranean zone and islands of Europe and North-Western Africa
* Bulgaria
* Turkey
* Israel
* Iraq
* Iran
* Uzbekistan

Vernacular names
Ελληνικά : Ποδαρομυωτίδα
English: Long-fingered Myotis.
Español: Murciélago patudo


The Long-Fingered Bat (Myotis capaccinii) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family.

Physical characteristics

The bat is medium sized for a member of the Vespertilionidae family, with large feet and more prominent nostrils than other European Myotis species. Hair is dark grey at the base, with light smokey grey dorsal-side hair and light grey ventral-side hair.


M. capaccinii lives in limestone areas, preferably wooded or shrubby terrain near flowing water. Summer and winter roosts are always in caves.


Little is known about this species reproductive cycle. Nursery roosts are in caves, with up to 500 females in clusters on the cave roof. Birth occurs in mid to late June, with only one young born.


* Schober, Wilfried; Eckard Grimmberger (1989). Dr. Robert E. Stebbings. ed (in English). A Guide to Bats of Britain and Europe (1st ed.). UK: Hamlyn Publishing Group. ISBN 0-600-56424-x.


* Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Myotis capaccinii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.

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