Myotis melanorhinus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Myotis melanorhinus
Species Authority: Merriam, 1890
Common Name(s):
English Dark-nosed Small-footed Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Included in leibii or ciliolabrum by various authors, but see van Zyll de Jong (1985). Reviewed by Holloway and Barclay (2001), who treated it as a subspecies of ciliolabrum.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. & Schipper, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: British Columbia (Canada) south to Central Mexico and east to west Oklahoma (USA) (Simmons 2005)
Canada; Mexico; United States
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Population [top]

Population: They are not common. This bat occurs in a wide range (Ceballos and Oliva, 2005)
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Hibernates in caves for periods of 5 months, starting at the end of November to the beginning of April (Ceballos and Oliva, 2005). It is found in mesic habitats and Conifer forests (Holloway and Barclay, 2001)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats throughout the species' range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Inside its wide range it is possible to find several protected areas.

Citation: Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. 2008. Myotis melanorhinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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