Lonchophylla robusta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Lonchophylla robusta Miller, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Orange Nectar Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This probably used to contain chocoana and in the eastern slope of the Andes and Cordillera Merida, it is a complex of two sympatric species (L. Davalos pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-07-20
Assessor(s): Dávalos, L., Mantilla, H., Medina, C., Pineda, J. & Rodriguez, B.
Reviewer(s): Solari, S.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is one of the most commonly trapped species in some localities.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs throughout Nicaragua to Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru (Simmons 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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Population [top]

Population:It is common to rare (Emmons and Feer 1997). In mid-elevations (600 to 800 m asl) it is fairly common (Reid 1997). It is one of the most commonly trapped species in some localities.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This bat feeds on nectar, insects (including beetles and moths) and probably fruit and pollen. It roosts in small groups in caves and cave-like structures. A roost was reported under a jungle of huge boulders along a stream. It is one of the most common long-tongued bats in parts of the Amazon basin. It is found in rainforest, gardens and plantations (Gardner 1977, Timm et al. 1989, Emmons and Feer 1997, Reid 1997). The gestation period is between March and April (Eisenberg 1989).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in protected areas.

Citation: Dávalos, L., Mantilla, H., Medina, C., Pineda, J. & Rodriguez, B. 2015. Lonchophylla robusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T12268A22038399. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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