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Lasiurus blossevillii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Lasiurus blossevillii
Species Authority: (Lesson & Garnot, 1826)
Common Name/s:
English Red Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Gonzalez, E., Barquez, R. & Miller, B.
Reviewer/s: Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, 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: Bolivia, Northern Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to Western North America; Trinidad and Tobago; Galápagos (Ecuador) (Simmons 2005). Not in Chile (Barquez pers. comm.). Cozumel Island (Reid pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador (Galápagos); El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Solitary, but sometimes can be found in large groups (Acosta and Lara 1950). Common and widespread. Because avoid mist nets can be underrepresented. Easily detected by acoustic methods.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Insectivorous. Found in cities, trees. Probably a migratory species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.
Citation: Gonzalez, E., Barquez, R. & Miller, B. 2008. Lasiurus blossevillii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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