Cynomops abrasus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cynomops abrasus
Species Authority: (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: 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)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina (Simmons 2005). Also Colombia.
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Open air insectivores (López-González 2004).There are not enough captures to southern cone (Barquez - pers. comm.).In Paraguay it is found near floodable lands (López-González 2004).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Hight and dense forests in Argentina. Restricted to forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Habitat conservation. There have been no recent studies of this species. Must define the area of occurrence.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Cynomops abrasus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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