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Myotis diminutus Moratelli & Wilson, 2011

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1979

 

Only known from the holotype collected in 1979, and a second specimen collected in 1959 (Moratelli & Wilson, 2015). This species may now be extinct (Hance, 2010).

 

Distribution

Ecuador

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: USNM 528569

A second specimen was reported by (Moratelli & Wilson, 2015).

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Moratelli, Ricardo and Wilson, Don E. (2011). A new species of Myotis Kaup, 1829 (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from Ecuador. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 76(5): 608-614. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com (November 16, 2010). New bat species confirmed in Ecuador, may already be extinct. https://news.mongabay.com/2010/1116-hance_tinybat.html

Moratelli, Ricardo and Wilson, Don E. (2015). A second record of Myotis diminutus (Chiroptera:
Vespertilionidae): its bearing on the taxonomy of the species and discrimination from M. nigricans. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 127(4): 533-542. [Abstract]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/14750/myotis-diminutus

 

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