Mammal Species of the World Logo


HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER CHIROPTERA  --> FAMILY Vespertilionidae  --> SUBFAMILY Myotinae  --> GENUS Myotis

SPECIES Myotis moluccarum

Author:Thomas, 1915.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 15: 170.
Common Name:Maluku Myotis
Type Locality:Indonesia, Maluku Tenggara, Kei (=Kai) Isls, Ara.
Distribution:Ambon and Kai Isls (Moluccas), N and W Australia, Seram, Waigeo Isl (West Palua, Indonesia), Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Arch., Solomon Isls.
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:Distinct from adversus and macropus; see Kitchener et al. (1995b), who revised this complex. Also see Flannery (1995b) and Bonaccorso (1998). Includes Anamygdon solomonis Troughton, 1929; see Phillips and Birney (1968) and Kitchener et al. (1995b). Kitchener et al. (1995b) tentatively retained solomonis as a synonym of M. moluccarum moluccarum, but morphological differences suggest that it is best considered as a distinct subspecies.


SUBSPECIES moluccarum

SUBSPECIES richardsi

SUBSPECIES solomonis


  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to