Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Lonchophylla thomasi
Species Authority: J.A. Allen, 1904
Common Name(s):
English Thomas's Nectar Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Specimens of this species have frequently been confused with concava, mordax, and Lionycteris spurrelli.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because it is widespread, relatively common and in large populations. The species is unlikely to be declining at a rate which would qualify it for inclusion in any threat category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is distributed in South America and occurs in Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyana Shield, eastern Peru, Ecuador, and northern Brazil (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). Principally it was caught below 850 m elevation in Venezuela (Handley, 1976). Also Panama (Handley 1976).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 850
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Population [top]

Population: Poorly known though may be relatively common.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strongly associated with streams and moist areas. Although tolerant of man-made clearings, this species prefers multistratal tropical evergreen forests (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). It feeds on nectar, insects, and probably fruit and pollen. This species probably roosts in small groups in hollow trees and in small caves (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation, although not a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Maintain habitat. The species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Lonchophylla thomasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T12269A3330850. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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