Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Lasiurus egregius
Species Authority: (Peters, 1870)
Common Name(s):
English Big Red Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S., Samudio, R. & Pino, J.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Data Deficient as it is known from very few specimens and is extremely poorly known. More research on distribution, abundance, basic ecology and threats is urgently required.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from a few localities. This species occurs in extreme southeastern Panama, but the extent of its range into northwestern Colombia is unknown; also occurs in southern Brazil (Eisenberg, 1989; Koopman, 1993). Lowlands only (Reid, 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: Rare; known only from a few specimens (Reid, 1997). As an aerial insectivore this species is difficult to capture using current survey methodologies and so may be more abundant than currently thought.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat is poorly known. Caught in a mist net set across a stream through tall evergreen forest (Reid, 1997). Probably its natural history is similar to other species of Lasiurus. It is assumed to be an aerial insectivore of uncluttered space on the basis of its morphology.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research is required on distribution, abundance, basic ecology and threats.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S., Samudio, R. & Pino, J. 2008. Lasiurus egregius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T11351A3272396. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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