Armenian whiskered bat

Armenian whiskered bat

Armenian whiskered bat, Hajastan myotis, Armenian myotis

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Myotis hajastanicus

The Armenian whiskered bat (Myotis hajastanicus ), also known as the Hajastan myotis or the Armenian myotis, is a species of bat from the family Vespertilionidae. The Armenian whiskered bat was formerly included as a part of the whiskered bat, but was considered distinct in 2000 as a result of morphologic comparison.

Appearance

It is relatively large for its genus with a forearm length of approximately 35.6 mm (1.40 in).Its fur is brown while the distal tips of individual hairs may have a golden or yellowish tint.

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Conservation

There were no records of the Armenian whiskered bat from the 1980s until 2013 and the species has only ever been located in the Sevan Lake basin in Armenia. In 2013, 11 pregnant Armenian whiskered bats were captured near Lake Sevan.Before the 2013 documentation, it was considered possibly extinct.Due to its imperiled status, it is identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as a species in danger of imminent extinction.

References

1. Armenian whiskered bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_whiskered_bat
2. Armenian whiskered bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136288/4269513

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