Myotis albescens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis albescens (É. Geoffroy, 1806)
Common Name(s):
English Silver-tipped Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Apparently closely related to nigricans, levis, and oxyotus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-07-20
Assessor(s): Barquez, R., Diaz, M., Samudio Jr, R. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J.
Reviewer(s): Battistoni, A.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species occurs in Southern Veracruz (Mexico), Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia (Simmons 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:This species is abundant through out its range, although it is not common in Mexico (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Silver-tipped Myotis is found in forests, urban habitats, and parks. It is an insectivorous species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species needs taxonomic review (Braquez pers. comm). It is found in protected areas, and in Mexico it is listed as subject to special protection under NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm).

Citation: Barquez, R., Diaz, M., Samudio Jr, R. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J. 2016. Myotis albescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T14140A22049892. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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