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Myotis annectans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Myotis annectans
Species Authority: (Dobson, 1871)
Common Name/s:
English Hairy-faced Bat, Intermediate Bat
Synonym/s:
Myotis annectans Thomas, 1920 subspecies primula
Myotis primula Thomas, 1920
Pipistrellus annectans Dobson, 1871
Vesperugo anectens Dobson, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: Earlier workers assigned this taxon under the genus Pipistrellus Kaup, 1829 due to the absence of second upper and lower premolars in the specimens collected, a trend that was followed by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951). However, Topál (1970b) compared the original series and fresh specimens collected from the type locality and found that the type was an abnormal specimen of Myotis Kaup, 1829 lacking second upper and lower premolars. Following Topál (1970), Corbet and Hill (1992), Koopman (1993) and Bates and Harrison (1997) treated it under Myotis Kaup, 1829. Additionally, Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) considered the taxon Myotis primula Thomas, 1920 allied to Myotis emarginatus (Geoffroy 1806) that is now synonymized with the present taxon (Srinivasulu et al. in press).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Bates, P., Francis, C., Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C.
Reviewer/s: Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from northeastern South Asia, into southern China, and mainland Southeast Asia. In South Asia, this species is presently known from India (Nagaland and West Bengal) (Das 2003, Molur et al. 2002); it has been recorded from around 1,100 m asl. In China it is known only from a single record from Yunnan (Wang 2002; Smith and Xie 2008). In Southeast Asia, it ranges from northern Thailand (Corbet and Hill 1992), probably through much of Lao PDR (Francis et al. 1999) and in southern Cambodia (Hendrichsen et al. 2001). It is unclear if this species is present in Viet Nam.
Countries:
Native:
Cambodia; China; India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: In South Asia the abundance, population size and trends for this species are not known (Molur et al. 2002). In Southeast Asia it is widespread but uncommon to moderately common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In South Asia, little is known about the habitat or ecology of this species except that this species is found in montane forests and valleys (Molur et al. 2002). In Southeast Asia it has been recorded from wet evergreen forest. In Viet Nam, one specimen has been taken in second growth along a river valley (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species remain unknown (Molur et al. 2002).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In South Asia, there are no conservation measures in place, and this species is not recorded from any protected areas. Surveys, ecological and populations studies are recommended (Molur et al. 2002). The species has been recorded from protected areas in Cambodia and Lao PDR (C. Francis pers. comm.).
Citation: Bates, P., Francis, C., Molur, S. & Srinivasulu, C. 2008. Myotis annectans. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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