Molossops neglectus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Molossops neglectus
Species Authority: Williams & Genoways, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Rufous Dog-faced Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Subgenus Molossops.

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 in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyanas, Surinam, Amazonian Brazil, Peru, northern Argentina. Also found in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil (Lim and Gregorin pers. comm.) (Simmons 2005). Distribution in Paraguay excluded (Simmons 2005). Distribution in southern Brazil corrected according to Reis et al. (2006).
Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon in the southern portion of its distribution (Barquez pers. comm.)
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on habitat and ecology.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations found in the Atlantic Forest are subject to habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in Parque Nacional Iguacu, which is a protected area.

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