Myotis capaccinii Bonaparte, 1837
Type locality: Italy, Sicily.
* Myotis blasii Kolenati, 1860
* Bonaparte, 1837. Fauna Italiana, 1: fasc. 20.
* Mediterranean zone and islands of Europe and North-Western Africa
The Long-Fingered Bat (Myotis capaccinii) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family.
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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