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SPECIES Myotis ater

Author:Peters, 1866.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1866: 18.
Common Name:Peters's Myotis
Type Locality:Moluccas, Ternate Isl.
Distribution:Vietnam, W Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi, Togian Isl, N Borneo, Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, possibly Philippines and Australia.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc) as Myotis atra (misspelled).
Comments:Formerly included in muricola, but see Hill (1983), Corbet and Hill (1992), Bates et al. (1999), and Hendrichsen et al. (2001). Revised by Francis and Hill (1998). Specimens from Peninsular Malaysia were tentatively referred to ater by Francis and Hill (1998) but may represent another species. There is apparently only one species of "muricola type" Myotis in the Philippines, but it is not yet clear if this taxon is ater or muricola (L. Heaney, pers. comm.); the same is probably also true of the Moluccas (K. Helgen, pers. comm.). May include australis; see Hill (1983). Also see Flannery (1995b).
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SUBSPECIES ater

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