Histiotus velatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Histiotus velatus
Species Authority: (I. Geoffroy, 1824)
Common Name(s):
English Tropical Big-eared Brown Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gonzalez, E. & Barquez, R.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Need taxonomic revision. May be two species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: E Brazil, Bolivia, NW Argentina (Simmons 2005). Not cited for Paraguay (Lopez- Gonzalez 2004)
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil
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Population [top]

Population: In Argentina is scarce. In Brazil is abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is insectivorous, there is only very few information about this bat. Found in forests and buildings (Gonzalez com pess)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Citation: Gonzalez, E. & Barquez, R. 2008. Histiotus velatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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