Myotis albescens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Myotis albescens
Species Authority: (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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. Diaz, M., Samudio, R. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southern Veracruz (Mexico), Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Equador, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia (Simmons 2005).
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: Abundant through out its range. Not common in Mexico (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in forests, urban habitats, and parks. Insectivorous.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Barquez, R. Diaz, M., Samudio, R. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J. 2008. Myotis albescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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