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Myotis alcathoe  von Helversen and Heller, 2001
Taxonomic Serial No.: 946234

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Alcathoe Myotis [English]
    Alcathoe Whiskered Myotis [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyVespertilionidae Gray, 1821 – vesper bats, vespertilionid bats, evening bats  
                                           SubfamilyMyotinae Tate, 1942 – myotis bats  
                                              GenusMyotis Kaup, 1829 – mouse-eared bats  
                                                 SubgenusMyotis (Myotis) Kaup, 1829  
                                                    SpeciesMyotis alcathoe von Helversen and Heller, 2001 – Alcathoe Myotis, Alcathoe Whiskered Myotis  
    Direct Children:  
                                                       Subspecies Myotis alcathoe alcathoe von Helversen and Heller, 2001  
                                                       Subspecies Myotis alcathoe circassicus Benda, Gazaryan and Vallo, 2016  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Benda, Petr, Suren Gazaryan, and Peter Vallo  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: On the distribution and taxonomy of bats of the Myotis mystacinus morphogroup from the Caucasus region (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Turkish Journal of Zoology, vol. 40   
  Page(s): 842-863   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1300-0179   
  Notes: doi: 10.3906/zoo-1505-47   
  Reference for: Myotis alcathoe   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Myotis alcathoe, Alcathoe Myotis [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): von Helverson, O., K.-G. Heller, F. Mayer, A. Nemeth, M. Volleth, and P. Gombkötö  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Cryptic mammalian species: a new species of whiskered bat (Myotis alcathoe n. sp.) in Europe   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Naturwissenschaften, vol. 88, no. 5   
  Page(s): 217-223   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0028-1042   
  Notes: doi: 10.1007/s001140100225. Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, D. E., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2019   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. 9. Bats   
  Page(s): 1008   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-16728190   
  Reference for: Myotis alcathoe, Alcathoe Whiskered Myotis [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 - Not evaluated (new species); not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001)  
    Comments: See Ruedi et al. (2002)  



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