Histiotus velatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: In Argentina is scarce. In Brazil is abundant.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T10203A3182685. . Downloaded on 26 May 2016.
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