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SPECIES Myotis myotis

Author:Borkhausen, 1797.
Citation:Deutsche Fauna, 1: 80.
Common Name:Mouse-eared Myotis
Type Locality:Germany, Thuringia.
Distribution:C and S Europe, east to Ukraine; S England; most Mediterranean islands; Azores (Portugal); Asia Minor; Lebanon, Syria, and Israel.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:See Corbet (1978c) and Horácek et al. (2000) for discussion of synonyms. Zhang Yongzu et al. (1997) included ancilla and chinensis in myotis, but this is apparently incorrect; see Horácek et al. (2000). Closely related to blythii, oxygnathus, and punicus; see Castella et al. (2000), Mayer and von Helversen (2001a), and Ruedi and Mayer (2001). Middle Eastern records reviewed by Harrison and Bates (1991), Palearctic records by Horácek et al. (2000).
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