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Harry Piers: Museum Maker

2397 — ''Myotis lucifugus (LeConte), Little Brown Bat''

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Notes from Piers Accession Book:

Scientific Name:  Myotis lucifugus (LeConte)

Common Name:  Little Brown Bat

Locality and When Collected:  Lake View, between Bedford & Windsor Junction, Hx. Co., N.S.; July 18, 1904.

Collector (c) Donor (d):  Miss Helen M. King (c.d.)

Quantity:  1 Also skull

Received:  1904 June 19

Remarks:
  Came into lighted room

Description: – Upper front teeth (upper incisors) absolutely 4 (thus ...diagram...).  Upper premolars 6 (thus ...diagram...). 
Ear where laid forward reaching to nostril.
Expanse --------------------- 218 mm = 8.57 inches
Total length ------------------  79       = 3.12
Tail vertebrae ----------------  34       = 1.33
Tibia ---------------------------15 ½    =    .61
Foot ---------------------------  9 ½    =    .37
Forearm ---------------------- 36 ½    = 1.45
Thumb ------------------------  5        =    .19
Longest finger --------------- 54        =  2.12
Ear from meatus ------------ 13 ¼     =    .52 (not more)
Width of ear ------------------- 9        =    .34
Tragus-------------------------  6 ½    =   .27 (not more)

Colour:-Above; top of head dark hair Brown.  Near insertion of arm, blackish.  Back bistre brown.  Between shoulders is a somewhat obscure very pale Wood Brown triangular patch.  The marginal hair of the body behind seems to be a little paler tending to a very pale Wood Brown.  Beneath yellowish gray.  The hairs above and beneath are slate-coloured on basal parts.

Date Accessioned: 19 June 1904

Reference no.: Harry Piers accession number 2397  Nova Scotia Museum Zoology Collection