Plants and Animals

Myotis septentrionalis Northern long-eared bat

Key Characteristics

No information available.

Status and Rank

US Status: LT - Listed Threatened
State Status: SC - Special Concern (rare or uncertain; not legally protected)
Global Rank: G1G2 - Rank is uncertain, ranging from critically imperiled to imperiled
State Rank: S1 - Critically imperiled

Occurrences

CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Alcona 1 2009
Alger 1 2008
Allegan 1 2000
Alpena 2 2013
Antrim 1 1976
Baraga 2 2012
Berrien 1 2013
Calhoun 1
Charlevoix 1 1923
Cheboygan 2 2012
Chippewa 4 2012
Delta 5 2012
Dickinson 2 2013
Eaton 2 1994
Gogebic 4 2012
Grand Traverse 1 1967
Gratiot 1
Hillsdale 2 2001
Houghton 3 2011
Ionia 1 2011
Iosco 1 1976
Iron 1 Historical
Jackson 2 1998
Kalkaska 1 1967
Kent 1 1975
Keweenaw 3 2012
Lake 3 1999
Leelanau 1 1967
Lenawee 1 2011
Livingston 2 2001
Mackinac 3 2012
Manistee 2 2012
Marquette 4 2012
Mason 3 2009
Ontonagon 7 2013
Presque Isle 1 2013
Roscommon 1 1986
Washtenaw 2 2003
Wexford 3 2014

Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.

Habitat

No information available.

Natural Community Types

  • Unknown

For each species, lists of natural communities were derived from review of the nearly 6,500 element occurrences in the MNFI database, in addition to herbarium label data for some taxa. In most cases, at least one specimen record exists for each listed natural community. For certain taxa, especially poorly collected or extirpated species of prairie and savanna habitats, natural community lists were derived from inferences from collection sites and habitat preferences in immediately adjacent states (particularly Indiana and Illinois). Natural communities are not listed for those species documented only from altered or ruderal habitats in Michigan, especially for taxa that occur in a variety of habitats outside of the state.

Natural communities are not listed in order of frequency of occurrence, but are rather derived from the full set of natural communities, organized by Ecological Group. In many cases, the general habitat descriptions should provide greater clarity and direction to the surveyor. In future versions of the Rare Species Explorer, we hope to incorporate natural community fidelity ranks for each taxon.

Management Recommendations

No information available.

Survey Methods

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