Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Emballonuridae

Scientific Name: Centronycteris centralis
Species Authority: Thomas, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Thomas's Shaggy Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included in maximiliani but clearly distinct, see Simmons and Handley (1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Miller, B., Reid, F., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, populations are unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. There are no major threats and the species is likely to occur in a number of protected areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in areas between southern Mexico and southeastern Peru (Simmons 2005). There are records from Bolivia (GMA Andes). Found between 0-500 m (Alberico et al. 2000). Point locality Rio Ure Cordoba Colombia (Mantilla, pers comm.)
Countries occurrence:
Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 500
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently rare everywhere in its geographic range (Emmons and Feer 1997; Reid 1997). Abundant in intact habitat, restricted by the quality of the forest (Miller pers. comm.)
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It is found in mature rainforests, semi-deciduous forests and secondary forests; it tends to roost in hollow trees and on tree trunks. It appears to be a slow flier and has a rather regular pattern of foraging in its home range, a feature shared with other emballonurids. It forages in beats, with a slow, fluttering flight. They have been noted flying in the late afternoon. Pregnant females have been noted in May. Its flight is slow and deliberate; individuals may patrol the same area repeatedly (Eisenberg 1989; Emmons and Feer 1997; Reid 1997; Timm et al. 1989).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local level deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although it is known to occur in some protected areas and likely to occur in others within its range, the species is not the target of management plans and actions. In Mexico is listed as subject to special protection under NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (as Centronycteris maximiliani) (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).

Citation: Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Miller, B., Reid, F., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Centronycteris centralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136350A4279077. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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