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SPECIES Myotis albescens

Author:E. Geoffroy, 1806.
Citation:Ann. Mus. Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 204.
Common Name:Silver-tipped Myotis
Type Locality:Paraguay, Paraguari, Yaguaron (of neotype).
Distribution:S Veracruz (Mexico), Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Equador, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, N Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes argentatus; see LaVal (1973a). Reviewed in part by López-González et al. (2001). Does not include aenobarbus, which is here placed in Nycticeius following Carter and Dolan (1978); also see Husson (1962). Although I follow Koopman (1993) in listing isidori as a synonym, there are serious problems with idenfication of the holotype; see Carter and Dolan (1978), who suggested that this name might actually belong in Pipistrellus. Does not include mundus; see LaVal (1973a). Apparently closely related to nigricans, levis, and oxyotus; see Ruedi and Mayer (2001).
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    argentatus Dalquest and Hall, 1947
    isidori D’Orbigny and Gervais, 1847
    leucogaster Schinz, 1821

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