Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Furipteridae

Scientific Name: Amorphochilus schnablii
Species Authority: Peters, 1877
Common Name(s):
English Smoky Bat, Smokey Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered because of a serious population decline, estimated to be more than 50% over the 10 years, inferred from trade data, observed shrinkage in distribution and anecdotal information on habitat destruction and/or degradation.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Western Peru, western Ecuador, Puna Island (Ecuador), northern Chile (Simmons 2005). Limited to coastal zone. Species distribution is limited, but it is not much known.
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: Found in small groups up to 300 individuals (Blessing 2002). Found in 3 sites (2 reduced population, 1 colony) (Solari, pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in forests, arid regions and in cultivated areas; caves and abandoned buildings. A. schnablii mainly eat moths and butterflies (Blessing 2002). It likes big roosts (Solari pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Severe population reduction was observed in two to three places of occurrence.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The most important coservation issue is the protection of the caves where these species occur.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Amorphochilus schnablii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T1154A3293868. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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