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Myotis ruber

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Myotis ruber
Species Authority: (É. Geoffroy, 1806)
Common Name/s:
English Red Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Apparently closely related to riparius.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer/s: Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon a highly fragile habitat and is in significant decline (but at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) due to human population density in the island and habitat conversion. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A2c.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southeastern Brazil, Southeastern Paraguay, Northeastern Argentina (Simmons 2005). There is one locality in Uruguay (Gonzalez - com pess).
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population: Not common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on habitat and ecology.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation. Habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas in Argentina (Barquez and Diaz pers. comm.).
Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Myotis ruber. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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