New York Natural Heritage Program
Eastern Small-footed Myotis
Myotis leibii (Audubon and Bachman, 1842)

New York State Distribution [-]
Overall, Small-footed Myotis have been recorded from approximately 26% of all sites surveyed. The species is most often recorded at hibernacula in northern New York with most of the large sites being located in the Adirondacks. Hibernacula are also located in eastern and central New York caves (Albany County, Schoharie County, Montgomery County, and Onondaga County), and southern and western New York mines (Orange County, Ulster County, Putnam County, and Livingston County). Small-footed Myotis have been captured at summer foraging locations in central New York (Onondaga County) and southern New York (Ulster County, Orange County, and Putnam County). The summer range is undoubtedly larger than what is currently recorded.

Global Distribution [-]
The range extends from New England, southeastern Ontario, and southwestern Quebec south and west to southeastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, northern Alabama, northern Georgia, and northwestern South Carolina (Best and Jennings 1997, Menzel et al. 2003). Within this range, the distribution is very spotty, and the bulk of the occurrences and largest populations are in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western Virginia. This species is apparently extirpated in Connecticut and Ohio (where it is known from only one specimen). The elevational range extends to at least 700-800 meters in several states and to at least 1,125 meters in Kentucky (see Best and Jennings 1997).