Cynomops abrasus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Molossidae

Scientific Name: Cynomops abrasus (Temminck, 1827)
Common Name(s):
English Cinnamon Dog-faced Bat
Molossops abrasus (Temminck, 1827)
Taxonomic Notes: Cynomops generally is regarded as either a monophyletic genus or, in some cases, a subgenus of Molossops. In the molecular analysis, species traditionally included within Molossops and Cynomops each comprised two well-supported monophyletic lineages. The data also support the recognition of Cynomops and Molossops as divergent lineages worthy of generic status. Species limits and phylogenetic relationships within Cynomops, however, remain unresolved (Peters et al. 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Solari, S.
Listed as Data Deficient since, although it has been recorded over a very wide area, there are only very few records, and very little is known about its status and habitat requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cynomops abrasus is known from northern and central South America on the eastern side of the Andes in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, south into Paraguay and northern Argentina (Simmons 2005, Eger 2008, Gardner 2008). In Argentina, it only occupies the provinces of Misiones, Formosa and Santiago del Estero (Barquez et al. 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:There have been insufficient captures in the Southern Cone (the southernmost areas of South America) (Barquez pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is an open-air insectivore (López-González 2004), it is restricted to forests, in high and dense forests in Argentina. In Paraguay it is found near floodable lands (López-González 2004).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species could be threatened by deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There have been no recent studies of this species. The area of occurrence must be defined.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2016. Cynomops abrasus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13637A22109417. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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