Taxonomy and etymology
It was described as a new species in 1909 by American zoologist Ned Hollister. The holotype was collected near Needles, California in 1905. Its species name "occultus" is Latin for "hidden or concealed."
It is a small species with a total length of 96 mm (3.8 in)— of the total length, 40 mm (1.6 in) consists of its tail. Its fur is glossy brown with a cinnamon tint. The ventral fur and its face are paler brown.
Range and habitat
As of 2018, it is evaluated as a least-concern species by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this classification because it has a wide geographic range, its range includes protected areas, and it is not likely experiencing rapid population decline.
- Solari, S. (2018). "Myotis occultus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T136650A21990499. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T136650A21990499.en.
- Hollister, N. (1909). "Two new bats from the southwestern United States". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 22: 43–44.