Mimon cozumelae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Mimon cozumelae Goldman, 1914
Common Name(s):
English Cozumelan Golden Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species formerly was treated as a subspecies of M. bennettii (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-07-20
Assessor(s): Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Miller, B., Reid, F., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Solari, S.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from south Mexico to Colombia (Simmons 2005). It occurs in lowlands only (Reid 1997).
Countries occurrence:
Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population:This bat is common on the Yucatan Peninsula; but rare and local southward in rainforest (Reid 1997).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in dry and semi-deciduous forest, as well as mature evergreen forest (Reid 1997). Its biology is poorly known. Usually it roots in groups of two to 20 in limestone caves and most captures are made in or around roosts (Reid 1997). LaVal (1977) reported a roost of 15 to 20 in a hollow log. It probably gleans prey from vegetation. Whitaker and Findley (1980) found remains of large scarab beetles and a bird in faeces of four individuals. Small lizards and katydids are also taken. A single young is born at the onset of the rainy season (Reid 1997).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Mexico is listed as threatened under NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (as M. bennetti; Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.). Further research is needed on its biology.

Citation: Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Miller, B., Reid, F., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2015. Mimon cozumelae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T136561A21991024. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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