Myotis bocagii cupreolus Thomas, 1904

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William, 2021, A survey of small mammals in the Volta Region of Ghana with comments on zoogeography and conservation, Zoosystema 43 (14), pp. 253-281: 271-272

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4784022

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scientific name

Myotis bocagii cupreolus Thomas, 1904
status

 

Myotis bocagii cupreolus Thomas, 1904  

( Fig. 13 View FIG )

Myotis bocagei cupreolus Thomas, 1904: 407   .

COMMON NAME. — Rufous Mouse-eared Bat.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Agumatsa (Wli Waterfall) • 2 ♀; SMF 89673, SMF 92136   .

REMARK

Only two specimens were collected at the same river crossing at Agumatsa, one in the dry season on 22 Nov. 1999 and one in the wet season on 11.VIII.2001. These appear to be the first record of M. bocagii   from the Volta Region and from the Ghana-Togo Highlands. The closest records in Ghana are from the lower Volta River near Kpong ( Decher et al. 1997), from Jukwa in the Central Region (USNM 4215; 4216) and from Boti Falls in the Eastern Region ( ROM 55137 View Materials , 60227). The only known record from Togo is from Borgou in Northern Togo ( De Vree & Van der Straeten 1971).

CONSERVATION STATUS. — Classified as “Least Concern”on the IUCN Red List. This bat depends on water for its foraging flight ( Brosset 1976), as well as riverine forest vegetation and banana and other musaceous plants whose furled leaves it uses as a roost ( Happold 2013c). Its survival in the Ghana-Togo Highlands is thus of some conservation concern if forest loss continues.

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Vespertilionidae

Genus

Myotis

Loc

Myotis bocagii cupreolus Thomas, 1904

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William 2021
2021
Loc

Myotis bocagei cupreolus

THOMAS O. 1904: 407
1904