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Myotis anjouanensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Myotis anjouanensis
Species Authority: Dorst, 1960
Common Name/s:
English Anjouan Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: A recent split from Myotis goudoti.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Jacobs, D.
Reviewer/s: Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been recognised as a distinct species, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little known species is endemic to the island of Anjouan in the Comoros Islands.
Countries:
Native:
Comoros
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Population [top]

Population: There is currently little information on the abundance of this species. Specimens were collected by Goodman (2007) from Anjouan in 2007.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available on the natural history of this poorly known bat.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the natural history and possible threats to this little known species.
Citation: Jacobs, D. 2008. Myotis anjouanensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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