Myotis diminutus Moratelli & Wilson, 2011:609

Diminutive myotis 



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).









Holotype: USNM 528569

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






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, (November 16, 2010). New bat species confirmed in Ecuador, may already be extinct.

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]

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.


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