Szechwan Myotis (Myotis altarium)
· Fur dark brown, paler ventrally.
A medium-sized Myotis with relatively large ears (22-24 mm). Forearm length is 42-46 mm (Smith & Xie 2008).
· Length of calcar more than half length of tibia. .
This species is found in southeast China (Sichuan,
Yunnan, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Fujian, Anhui and Guizhou provinces), extending to
Thailand (Smith et al. 2008). The only location in Thailand is around 1,000
China (Sichuan); Thailand
Habitat and Ecology:
All of the known specimens of M. altarium have been collected
from caves. Other than this roosting habitat, nothing is known of the natural
history of this species.
The threats to this species are not known.
It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, threats and ecology of this species.