Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis gomantongensis
Species Authority: Francis & Hill, 1998
Common Name(s):
English Gomantong Myotis

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Francis, C. & Hutson, A.M.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Previously listed as Data Deficient as this species has only recently been distinguished from M. ater, and there is very limited information available on population numbers, biology and threats. However, it is now considered to be Least Concern since no major threats are anticipated and additional survey work will probably show that the species occurs more widely than is currently known.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from two localities in Sabah, Borneo: Gomantong Caves and Baturong Caves (Francis and Hill 1998). It is probably also found in most major cave systems in Borneo.
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Sabah)
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Population [top]

Population: It occurs in small numbers in some places (C. Francis pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species roosts in limestone caves, and lives in small colonies. It is not known what kind of foraging habitat the species prefers.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species, however, cave destruction could be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in Gomantong Forest Reserve. Further research is needed to determine the species' range, ecology and threats.

Citation: Francis, C. & Hutson, A.M. 2008. Myotis gomantongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T40035A10309158. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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