Molossops aequatorianus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Molossops aequatorianus
Species Authority: Cabrera, 1917
Common Name(s):
English Equatorial Dog-faced Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Burneo, S. & Valezco, P.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only two locations, the habitat of which has been converted to agriculture and is threatened.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from west central Ecuador (Simmons, 2005). Known from two localities (Burneo pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population: This bat is rare, known from only two localities (Tirira, in prep.). Difficult to sample (Burneo pers. comm.)
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It feeds on insects (Tirira, in prep.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species occurs in swamp area which is under threat from agriculture and aquaculture (Burneo pers. comm.). Both localities where the species was found have been converted to agriculture (Burneo pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More information on habitat and ecology required to determine necessary conservation measures (Burneo pers. comm.)

Citation: Burneo, S. & Valezco, P. 2008. Molossops aequatorianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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