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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Southern Peru and Northern Chile (Simmons 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Probably lives in rock crevices in Chile. This species hibernate.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.

Reviewer/s
Medelln, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is very dependent of its specific habitat and has become severely fragmented. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable (VU)
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Population

Population
There is no information on population.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Protect the sites.
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Wikipedia

Atacama myotis

The Atacama myotis (Myotis atacamensis) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found in Chile and Peru, an example ecoregion of occurrence being the Chilean matorral.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. (2008). "Myotis atacamensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan & World Wildlife Fund. 2013. Chilean matorral. ed. M.McGinley. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC



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