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Kerivoula oreias Temminck, 1840:270

Singapore whiskered bat, Singaporese whiskered myotis

 

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Myotis oreias Temminck, 1840:270; Vespertilio oreias Temminck, 1840:270

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1840 or prior (1900?)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

This species is only known from the holotype, which is unfortunately damaged, hampering efforts to evaluate it's true taxonomic status. It was officially redescribed by (Francis & Hill, 1998). Surveys have been carried out (Pottie et. al. 2005) which have failed to relocate the species, leading to suggestions that it may in fact be extinct. However, some doubt has previously been expressed about the country of origin of the holotype.

 

Distribution

Singapore?

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Only known from the holotype.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Temminck. (1840). [description of Myotis oreias]. Monogr. Mamm., 2: 270.

 

Other references:

Csorba, Gábor & Bates, P. (2008). Myotis oreias. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 18 October 2011.

Csorba, Gábor, Smeenk, Chris and Lee, Benjamin P. Y.-H. (2016). The identity of Vespertilio oreias Temminck, 1840—solving a taxonomic puzzle. Zootaxa 4205(6): 564-570.

Flower, S. S. (1900). On the mammalia of Siam and the Malay Peninsula. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, 1900: 306–379.

Francis, C. M. and Hill, J. E. (1998). New records and a new species of Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from Malaysia. Mammalia 62(2): 241-252. [Summary]

Pottie, Shirley A., David J. W. Lane, Tigga Kingston and Benjamin P. Y. H. Lee. (2005). The microchiropteran bat fauna of Singapore. Acta Chiropterologica 7(2): 237–247.

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