Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis cobanensis
Species Authority: Goodwin, 1955
Common Name(s):
English Guatemalan Myotis

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Cajas, J. & Miller, B.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements. Known only from two individuals from one locality, thus this species could be Critically Endangered, however, more evidence is necessary to confirm its presence and condition at its only known locality.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in central Guatemala (Simmons, 2005), Alta Verapaz, Coban, 1,305 m.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Its population is unknown (Reid, 1997).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its biology is unknown; the type specimen was caught in the cathedral in Coban, Guatemala (Reid, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions are needed. The holotype was stored in alcohol and prepared as a skin. Any possible DNA may be compromised. Additional fieldwork appears to support Goodwin's description, but DNA effort is not done (McCarthy pers. comm.).

Citation: Cajas, J. & Miller, B. 2008. Myotis cobanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14154A4411191. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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