Myotis bocagii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis bocagii (Peters, 1870)
Common Name(s):
English Bocage's Mouse-eared Bat, Bocage's Banana Bat, Bocage's Hairy Bat, Rufous Hairy Bat, Rufous Mouse-eared Bat, Rufous Mouse-eared Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Listed as bocagei by Koopman (1993, 1994) [and in Red List as this before 2004], but this spelling is incorrect; see Bogdanowicz and Kock (1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A. & Jacobs, D.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
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
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. It from Sierra Leone and Senegal in West Africa, eastwards through Cameroon and Central Africa, to Ethiopia and East Africa, being recorded as far south as northeastern South Africa. Outside of Africa it has been recorded from southern Yemen.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:Although this species is difficult to catch it is possibly not very rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded from tropical moist forest (Rosevear 1965) and wooded savanna. Populations are often found close to rivers and streams, bordered by forest (Happold, 1987). The species roost singly or in groups of up to eight individuals within hollow trees, and among the leaves of bananas or other plants with broad leaves (Rosevear 1965, Brosset 1966; Happold 1987). Allen et al. (1917) noted that the species tended to avoid villages.
Generation Length (years):5.77

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Kruger National Park, South Africa (Sinner and Chimimba 2005), Dzanga-Sangha Special Dense Forest Reserve in the Central African Republic (Lunde et al. 2001), and from the Manga Forest Reserve in Tanzania (Doggert et al. 1999), and in view of the species wide range it is presumed to be present in many more protected areas. There are no direct conservation measures currently needed for this species as a whole.

Citation: Monadjem, A. & Jacobs, D. 2017. Myotis bocagii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T14148A22059585. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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