Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis oreias
Species Authority: (Temminck, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Singaporese Whiskered Myotis, Singapore Whiskered Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Since only the damaged holotype is known, it is impossible to assess the taxonomic status of this bat. Zoogeographically it is difficult to imagine how a species could be restricted to the territory of Singapore (P. Bates and G. Csorba pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Csorba, G. & Bates, P.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as it is known only from the damaged holotype. If this bat is a valid species it is nearly certain that the population has either suffered a catastrophic decline or is already extinct.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: M. oreias is known only from the type locality, Singapore. This species is known only from the damaged holotype, redescribed by Francis and Hill (1998), who noted that the type locality is questionable.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The ecology and habitat preferences of this species are 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, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Csorba, G. & Bates, P. 2008. Myotis oreias. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14186A4417653. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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