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Hylonycteris underwoodi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PHYLLOSTOMIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylonycteris underwoodi
Species Authority: Thomas, 1903
Common Name(s):
English Underwood's Long-tongued Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Includes minor.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from west Panama to Nayarit and Veracruz (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 2,600 m (Reid, 1997). It is documented from Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua (McCarthy et al. 1993). There are unreported specimens from Honduras (McCarthy pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: This bat is fairly common (Reid, 1997). Not common in Nicaragua (Medina pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in evergreen forest and opening on the Caribbean Slope, especially at middle elevations. It occasionally is recorded in deciduous forest (Reid, 1997). It roosts in small caves and culverts. Pollen, fruit and insects are taken in addition to nectar (Gardner, 1977). In Costa Rica, birth peaks occur in the dry season, February to April, and in the wet season, August to November (Wilson, 1979). In Mexico it has been recorded selva mediana (cities forest) (Coates and Coates-Estrada, 1986). It is also been reported in template forest (Sanchez and Romero, 1995 -- Alvarez-Castaneda and Alvarez, 1991). Also reportet in tropical moist montaine forest (Emmons, 1997). Do not have important habitat reduction (Cuaron and de Grammont pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Hylonycteris underwoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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