Scott's mouse-eared bat

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Scott's mouse-eared bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Myotis
Species: M. scotti
Binomial name
Myotis scotti
Thomas, 1927

Scott's mouse-eared bat (Myotis scotti) is a species of vesper bat. It is found only in Ethiopia, in subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and etymology[edit]

Scott's mouse-eared bat was described as a new species in 1927 by British zoologist Oldfield Thomas. The eponym for the species name "scotti" was H. H. Scott. Scott had obtained the holotype near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benda, P.; Lavrenchenko, L. (2017). "Myotis scotti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T14199A22062198. 
  2. ^ Thomas, O. (1927). "LX.—A new bat of the genus Myotis from Abyssinia". Journal of Natural History. 19 (113): 554–555.