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Myotis schaubi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Myotis schaubi
Species Authority: Kormos, 1934
Common Name(s):
English Schaub's Myotis
Synonym(s):
Myotis araxenus Dahl, 1947
Myotis nattereri Dahl, 1947 subspecies araxenus

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Sharifi, M. & Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Rare species, known from only a few recorded localities (up to ten) from Armenia and Zagros Mts in Iran. Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy (it is questionable whether this is a valid species) as well as absence of information on its extent of occurrence (which may be larger than the five known specimens suggest), status, ecological requirements and threats.
History:
2000 Endangered
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: As an extant species known only from southern part of Caucasus region (Armenia) and northwestern part of Zagros Mts. in Iran. Fossil of the species described from Hungary.
Countries:
Native:
Armenia (Armenia); Iran, Islamic Republic of
Regionally extinct:
Hungary
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Rarely found species (up to ten recorded localities of occurrence).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Little known, probably forest and shrubland, and roosting in caves, rock cracs and buildings.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not known. Possibly changes in land management, including development and impact of war, etc, and damage to roost sites in caves and buildings.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Poorly known species with very restricted range and which requires legal protection and a conservation management plan. Research on status and ecology is needed. Public awareness campaigns may also be valuable.

Citation: Sharifi, M. & Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Myotis schaubi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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