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SPECIES Myotis punicus

Author:Felten, Spitzenberger, and Storch, 1977.
Citation:Senkenberg. Biol., 58: 39.
Common Name:Maghrebian Myotis
Type Locality:Tunisia, Cap Bon, El Haouaria Cave.
Distribution:Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Malta, Corsica (France), and Sardinia (Italy).
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:Originally described as a subspecies of blythii, but recently shown to lie outside a clade including blythii, myotis, and oxygnathus; see Ruedi and Mayer (2001). Also see Borg (1998) and Castella et al. (2000). Accordingly, punicus is treated as a separate species here.
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