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Myotis alcathoe

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Photographer: 
Boyan Petrov
Myotis alcathoe
Species authority: 
von Helversen & Heller, 2001
(EN) Alcathoe Whiskered Bat; (FR) Murin d'Alcathoe; (DE) Nymphenfledermaus; (ES) Murciélago ratonero bigotudo pequeño;
Class: 
MAMMALIA
Order: 
CHIROPTERA
Family: 
Vespertilionidae
 
Species details: 

Considered to be one of the smallest Myotis, the Alcathoe Whiskered bat has a reddish brown dorsal fur and short, brown ears. 

It favours dense and humid deciduous forests with nearby water sources. Although knowledge on this species is scarce, M. alcathoe is a tree-dwelling species.

IUCN status: 
Data deficient
Population Trend: 

Unknown according to the IUCN Red List.

Distribution map of Myotis alcathoe
Geographic Range: 

There is insufficient data on the species to establish a range; however, observations suggest that it may be endemic to central and southern Europe. 

Threats: 

Due to its habitat requirements, it is believed that damage to riparian forests and loss of tree roosts may be a threat in parts of range. 

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