Myotis atacamensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis atacamensis
Species Authority: (Lataste, 1892)
Common Name(s):
English Atacama Myotis, Atacaman Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Listed as a subspecies of chiloensis. Includes nicholsoni (LaVal 1973) (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is very dependent of its specific habitat and has become severely fragmented. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southern Peru and Northern Chile (Simmons 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Probably lives in rock crevices in Chile. This species hibernate.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protect the sites.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Myotis atacamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14143A4408760. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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