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Myotis atacamensis

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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)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: There is no information on population.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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