|Scientific Name:||Myotis auriculus Baker & Stains, 1955|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Listed as a subspecies of evotis.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Miller, B., Reid, F., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs from Arizona and New Mexico (USA) to Jalisco and Veracruz (Mexico), and Guatemala (Simmons 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 2,200 m (Reid 2009).|
Native:Guatemala; Mexico (Jalisco, Veracruz); United States (Arizona, New Mexico)
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|Population:||It is rare in Guatemala (known from one specimen), more common farther north in other places (Reid 2009), in USA, it is common in appropriate habitats (Wilson and Ruff 1999).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species has been taken in wet pine-oak forest, also in a variety of habitats including desert scrub, dry forest, and ponderosa pines (Reid 2009). Day roosts have been reported, night roosts include buildings, mines, and caves (Barbour and Davis 1969). Activity usually begins 1 to 2 hours after sunset, later than most myotis bats. The food consists mainly of moths gleaned from tree trunks or walls of buildings. In Arizona, single young are born in late June or July (Warner 1982, Reid 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats throughout the species' range.|
|Conservation Actions:||Found in protected areas in the United States as well as in Mexico (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).|
Barbour, R.W. and Davis, W.H. 1969. Bats of America. The University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Kentucky.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 14 September 2017).
Reid, F. 2009. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
Simmons, N.B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Warner, R. M. 1982. Myotis auriculus. Mammalian Species 191: 1-3.
Wilson, D.E. and Ruff, S. 1999. The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA.
|Citation:||Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Miller, B., Reid, F., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2017. Myotis auriculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T14145A22060698.Downloaded on 22 October 2017.|
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