Gomantong myotis

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Gomantong myotis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Myotis
Species:
M. gomantongensis
Binomial name
Myotis gomantongensis
Francis & Hill, 1998
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The Gomantong myotis (Myotis gomantongensis) is a species of bat in the family Vespertilionidae that is endemic to Sabah district of Malaysia.[1]

Habitat[edit]

The species live in limestone caves, where it breeds and lives in small colonies. Their diet is unknown.[1]

Threats[edit]

The species were under Data Deficient status in 2000, however, as of 2008 it is now on Least Concern status. Currently they are under protection at Gomantong Forest Reserve, which is their home.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Francis, C.; Hutson, A.M. (2008). "Myotis gomantongensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T40035A10309158. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T40035A10309158.en.