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Bats in Alaska
Many residents are unaware that we have bats in Southeast Alaska, but at least five species of bats are known to make their home here. The little brown bat is the most common and widespread bat in Southeast Alaska and is the only species found in Southcentral and Interior Alaska.
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Bat Species Found in Alaska
|Common Name||Scientific Name|
|Little brown bat (PDF 64 kB)||Myotis lucifugus|
|Keen’s myotis (PDF 63 kB)||Myotis keenii|
|California myotis||Myotis californicus|
|Long-legged bat||Myotis volans|
|Silver-haired bat (PDF 50 kB)||Lasionycteris noctivagans|