Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Indiana bat is a medium-sized Myotis, closely resembling the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) but differing in coloration. Its fur is a dull grayish chestnut rather than bronze, with the basal portion of the hairs on the back a dull-lead color. This bat's underparts are pinkish to cinnamon, and its hind feet are smaller and more delicate than in M. lucifugus. The calcar (heel of the foot) is strongly keeled.

  • States/US Territories in which the Indiana bat, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Arkansas , Georgia , Illinois , Indiana , Iowa , Kentucky , Michigan , Mississippi , Missouri , New Jersey , New York , North Carolina , Ohio , Oklahoma , Pennsylvania , Tennessee , Vermont , Virginia , West Virginia
  • US Counties in which the Indiana bat, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Indiana bat, Wherever found is known to occur:  Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge  ... Show All Refuges
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1967-03-11 Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region (Region 3) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2007-04-16 00:00:00.0 72 FR 19015 19016 Draft Indiana Bat Recovery Plan, First Revision; Draft Survey Protocol
2012-06-29 00:00:00.0 77 FR 38819 38821 Notice of availability draft EIS and HCP
2006-09-21 00:00:00.0 71 FR 55212 55214 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Curtis' Pearlymussel and Indiana Bat
1975-12-16 00:00:00.0 40 FR 58308 58312 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Snail Darter, American Crocodile, Whooping Crane, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 40 FR 58308 58312 (Percina (Imostoma) sp., Crocodylus acutus, Grus americana, Gymnogyps californicus, Myotis sodalis, Trichechus manatus)
1977-09-22 00:00:00.0 42 FR 47840 47845 Final Correction and Augumentation of Critical Habitat Reorganization; 42 FR 47840 47845
1976-09-24 00:00:00.0 41 FR 41914 Determination of Critical Habitat for American Crocodile, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 41 FR 41914 (American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, California condor, Gymnogyps californianus; Indiana bat, Myotis sodalis; Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus)
1967-03-11 00:00:00.0 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
2007-03-06 00:00:00.0 72 FR 9913 9917 90-Day and 12-Month Findings on a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for the Indiana Bat
2013-04-19 00:00:00.0 78 FR 23586 23587 Final Environmental Impact Statement, Habitat Conservation Plan, and Implementing Agreement and Draft Programmatic Agreement, Buckeye Wind Power Project, Champaign County, Ohio
2014-07-08 00:00:00.0 79 FR 38560 38562 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of Nine Listed Animal and Two Listed Plant Species
2011-07-26 00:00:00.0 76 FR 44564 44566 5-Year Status Reviews of Seven Listed Species: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2007-04-16 Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) Draft Recovery Plan: First Revision View Implementation Progress Draft Revision 1
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2014-07-08 79 FR 38560 38562 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of Nine Listed Animal and Two Listed Plant Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2006-09-21 71 FR 55212 55214 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Curtis' Pearlymussel and Indiana Bat
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2007-04-16 72 FR 19015 19016 Draft Indiana Bat Recovery Plan, First Revision; Draft Survey Protocol
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
2011-07-26 76 FR 44564 44566 5-Year Status Reviews of Seven Listed Species: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
2009-09-29 Indiana bat completed 5-yr review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
1977-09-22 42 FR 47840 47845 Final Correction and Augumentation of Critical Habitat Reorganization; 42 FR 47840 47845 Final Rule Final designated
1976-09-24 41 FR 41914 Determination of Critical Habitat for American Crocodile, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 41 FR 41914 (American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, California condor, Gymnogyps californianus; Indiana bat, Myotis sodalis; Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus) Final Rule Not Required
1975-12-16 40 FR 58308 58312 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Snail Darter, American Crocodile, Whooping Crane, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 40 FR 58308 58312 (Percina (Imostoma) sp., Crocodylus acutus, Grus americana, Gymnogyps californicus, Myotis sodalis, Trichechus manatus) Proposed Rule Unknown

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Beech Ridge Wind Power HCP
Buckeye Wind/EverPower HCP
Criterion Wind Power
Fowler Ridge Wind Farm
NiSource MSHCP
NiSource MSHCP
NiSource MSHCP
Pioneer Trail Wind Farm E.ON
Six Points Road Interchange
Wildcat Wind Farm

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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