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Myotis hajastanicus Argyropula, 1939:27

Armenian whiskered bat, Hajastan myotis




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Myotis mystacinus hajastanicus Argyropula, 1939:27


Conservation Status

Last record: 1989 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012: 65)

Rediscovered in 2000-2001 (Bukhnikashvili et al. 2009)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Sevan Lake basin, Armenia






30 specimens are held in museum collections worldwide (Tsytsulina et. al. 2008).






Benda, P. and Tsytsulina, K. A. (2000). Taxonomic revision of Myotis mystacinus group (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in the western Palearctic. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemoslovenicae, 64: 331-398.

Bukhnikashvili, Alexander et al. (2009). Current Status of Chiroptera Conservation in the Caucasus, pp. 98-105. In: Zazanashvili, N. and Mallon, D. (editors). Status and Protection of Globally Threatened Species in the Caucasus. Tbilisi: CEPF, WWF. Contour Ltd., 232 pp.

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, S. P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26: 57–67.

Tsytsulina, K., Benda, P., Aulagnier, S. & Hutson, A.M. (2008). Myotis hajastanicus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 October 2011.


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