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Myotis fortidens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Myotis fortidens
Species Authority: Miller & Allen, 1928
Common Name/s:
English Cinnamon Myotis

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Perez, S., de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.D.
Reviewer/s: Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from Sonora and Veracruz (Mexico) to Guatemala (Simmons, 2005). It occurs in lowlands only (Reid, 1997).
Countries:
Native:
Guatemala; Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: This bat is uncommon to fairly common (Reid, 1997). Only known for the pacific coast in Guatemala (Sergio Perez pers. comm.). Rare in Mexico.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in dry and semideciduous forest and forest edge (Reid, 1997). It roosts in hollow trees and holes in thistle stems (Villa-R., 1966), under palm-thatched roofs (Hall and Dalquest, 1963), and in a coiled heliconia leaf. Group size is small, and individuals are well space when roosting. This species is sometimes seen flying around buildings and may use roofs as night roosts. Foraging flight is slow and erratic, at heights of about 2 to 4 m. It probably eats insects caught in flight, but feeding habitats and diet are unknown. Probably the young are born in May (Reid, 1997). Found in secondary forests in Mexico, can roosts in caves, tunnels, abandoned constructions.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions. Found in protected areas in Mexico (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).
Citation: Perez, S., de Grammont, P.C. & Cuarón, A.D. 2008. Myotis fortidens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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