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Myotis peninsularis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Myotis peninsularis
Species Authority: Miller, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Peninsular Myotis

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez Castañeda, S.T. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
History:
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in south Baja California (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common to uncommon (Alvarez-Catañeda and Bogan, 1998).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in arid tropical and lower Sonoran life zones. It has been reported in desert matorral, tropical deciduous forest, oak forest, and pine-oak forest. It roosts in caves and empty houses; an estimated 5,000 females and young were found in a large cave; also, a maternity colony of 100 females and young were found in the crevices of an abandoned house. This species can be found roosting with other bats species. It mates at the end of summer and during autumn, sometimes into the following spring. Pregnant females were found in May and June, with parturition occurring in late June and early July (Alvarez-Catañeda and Bogan, 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is included in one protected area Reserve of the Biosfere "La Laguna".

Citation: Álvarez Castañeda, S.T. & Arroyo-Cabrales, J. 2008. Myotis peninsularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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