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SPECIES Myotis riparius

Author:Handley, 1960.
Citation:Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 112: 466-468.
Common Name:Riparian Myotis
Type Locality:Panama, Darien, Río Puero, Tacarcuna Village.
Distribution:Honduras south to Uruguay, E Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia; Trinidad.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Originally described as a subspecies of simus. Reviewed in part by López-González et al. (2001). LaVal (1973a) suggested that guaycuru may be the oldest name for this species, but López-González et al. (2001) have shown guaycuru to be a junior synonym of simus. Apparently closely related to ruber; see Ruedi and Mayer (2001).



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