Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Emballonuridae

Scientific Name: Saccopteryx antioquensis
Species Authority: Muñoz & Cuartas, 2001
Common Name(s):
English Antioquian Sac-winged Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Muños, A., Lim, B. & Mantilla, H.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, is know from only four localities and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements. Additionally this species may be threatened in its roost sites and may need review of listing criteria following further information.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from four sites in Antioquia, Colombia.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare (Simmons, 2005).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This small bat is poorly known. Occurs in lowland and is associated with karstic formations in a restricted area (Muñoz and Cuartas 2001)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted to karstic areas which are threatened. Does not occur in reserves and is vulnerable in roost sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protect the kartisc areas.

Citation: Muños, A., Lim, B. & Mantilla, H. 2008. Saccopteryx antioquensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136420A4289381. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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