Myotis yumanensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Myotis yumanensis
Species Authority: (H. Allen, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Yuma Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Apparently closely related to velifer.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. & Schipper, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, 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: Hidalgo, Morelos and Baja California (Mexico) north to British Columbia (Canada), east to Montana and Western Texas (USA) (Simmons 2005).
Canada (British Columbia); Mexico (Baja California, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos); United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
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Population [top]

Population: Common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in a variety of habitats, ranging from juniper and riparian woodlands to desert regions near open water (Nowak, 1991). One is almost guaranteed to find this species wherever there are rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, etc. In fact, it is more closely associated with water than any other North American species of bat (Barbour and Davis, 1969). When not near water over which to forage, these animals can be found in the thousands roosting in caves, attics, buildings, mines, underneath bridges, and other similar structures. Little is known about the migration of this species. However, it has been recorded in Texas as well as in its normal range during the winter season (Allen, 1994). This bat is a very efficient insectivorous feeder that begins foraging at dusk and usually finishes two hours after sunset (Barbour and Davis, 1969).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats throughout the species' range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: At the moment has not been listed in any conservation measure by the Mexican Government (Ceballos and Oliva, 2005). The species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. 2008. Myotis yumanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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