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SPECIES Myotis oxygnathus

Author:Monticelli, 1885.
Citation:Ann. Accad. O. Costa de Aspir. Nat. Napoli, 1: 82.
Common Name:Monticelli's Myotis
Type Locality:Italy, Basilicata, Matera.
Distribution:Mediterranean region from Spain to Italy and Greece; Bulgaria to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan.
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:Formerly treated as a subspecies of blythii (e.g., Koopman, 1994), but shown to be more closely related to myotis based on molecular data; see Ruedi and Mayer (2001).
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