Myotis australis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Myotis australis
Species Authority: (Dobson, 1878)
Common Name(s):
English Australian Myotis, Ustrailian Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of Myotis australis is unclear. Hill (1983) treated it as a subspecies of M. ater. The holotype, and only certain specimen, might have been incorrectly labelled, or a vagrant of M. muricola (Husson 1970, as cited in Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Reardon, T. & Lumsden, L.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team), Racey, P.A., Medellín, R. & Hutson, A.M. (Chiroptera Red List Authority)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as the absence of any information on its extent of occurrence, status, and ecological requirements.
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The type specimen of M. australis was collected in the nineteenth century from New South Wales, Australia, but may refer to a vagrant individual of M. muricola. A specimen from north-western Western Australia could also belong in this species (Koopman 1984).
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only with certainty from the type specimen.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The natural history of this species is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, and abundance of this species.

Citation: Reardon, T. & Lumsden, L. 2008. Myotis australis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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