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Amorphochilus schnablii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA FURIPTERIDAE

Scientific Name: Amorphochilus schnablii
Species Authority: Peters, 1877
Common Name(s):
English Smokey Bat, Smoky 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

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:
Native:
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.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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