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Histiotus laephotis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Histiotus laephotis
Species Authority: Thomas, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Thomas's Big-eared Brown Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon a highly fragile habitat and is in significant decline (but at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) due to human population density and habitat conversion. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A2c.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Argentina, S Bolivia, S Peru (Simmons 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally not abundant, threatened in Yungas.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found only in forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is a need to reduce habitat loss and review the species distribution.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Histiotus laephotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.
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