|Scientific Name:||Myotis keaysi J.A. Allen, 1914|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Apparently closely related to riparius and ruber.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.|
|Contributor(s):||Perez, S. & Miller, B.|
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.
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|Range Description:||The species is found from Tamaulipas (southern Mexico) to Bolivia, Northern Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Trinidad (Simmons 2005).|
Native:Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||Through its wide distribution, this species appears to be locally common at higher elevations (above 1,000 m).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Same as most vespertilionids, this is an insectivorous bat. Despite its large distribution, its biology is poorly known, bat surveys show this species is associated to Andean forests over 1000 m (Barquez et al. 1999, Wilson 2008). In Colombia, it has been reported associated to oak forests (Mantilla-Meluk and Muñoz 2014). This species is known to form small colonies in hollow trees (Wilson 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species shows a large latitudinal and elevational distribution, from southern Mexico to northern Argentina; at the several countries it occupies, it is found in a number of protected areas. However, at the higher elevations of the Andes, loss of native forests should be avoided as this species depends on those ecosystems.|
Barquez, R.M., Mares, M.A. and Braun, J.K. 1999. The Bats of Argentina (Special Publications (Texas Tech University Museum)). Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
Mantilla-Meluk, H. and Muñoz-Garay, J. 2014. Biogeography and taxonomic status of Myotis keaysi pilosatibialis LaVal 1973 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Zootaxa 3793(1): 60-70.
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.
Wilson, D.E. 2008. Genus Myotis Kaup, 1829. In: A.L. Gardner (ed.), Mammals of South America, vol. 1, pp. 468-481. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
|Citation:||Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2016. Myotis keaysi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T14170A22056048.Downloaded on 24 October 2017.|