Le Murin cryptique Myotis crypticus Feb 2019
A new species of bat has been discovered in wooded areas of
Italy , France
and Switzerland . Spain
This brings the number of species to be found in
It is very close to Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) and positive identification has so far relied on
analysis. Despite their closeness they do not hybridise.
Reproduction colonies are usually in hollow trees but can be in artificial man made structures. Hibernation takes place underground in fissures. Much remains to be known about this species.