|Scientific Name:||Myotis planiceps|
|Species Authority:||Baker, 1955|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii); D ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., S., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Endangered because there are only 250 mature individuals currently known to exist within an extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km².
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Zacatecas (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005). Its extent of occurrence has been calculated between 95 and 465 km² (Cuaron and de Grammont pers. comm. )|
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|Population:||It is considered at the moment that are less than 250 mature individuals (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.)|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Little is known about the ecology of Myotis planiceps. Apparently, this species is confined to montane forests. Possibly, it roosts in crevices. It is insectivorous; some stomach contents contained insects. No reproductive data are known (Matson, 1975). Habitat loss between 16 - 21% over the last ten years (Cuaron and de Grammont pers. comm.)|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss due its very restricted roost habit in yacca trees accompanied by pynion pines (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.)|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is including inside the Mexican regulation for species conservation NOM-59-SEMARNAT-2001 (under P categorie which means Endangered of extinction). The protection of this species is being undertaken by the Program for Mexican Bat Conservation (PCMM) (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).|
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Matson, J. O. 1975. Myotis planiceps. Mammalian Species 60: 1-2.
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.
|Citation:||Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., S., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Myotis planiceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 July 2015.|