Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Molossidae

Scientific Name: Cynomops mexicanus
Species Authority: Jones & Genoways, 1967
Common Name(s):
English Mexican Dog-faced Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly considered a subspecies of greenhalli (e.g., Koopman, 1994) but apparently distinct, see Peters et al. (2002), also see discussion in Simmons and Voss (1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Rodriguez, B. & Miller, B.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is not qualified for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from Nayarit to Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Costa Rica (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 1,500 m (Reid, 1997). Also occurs in Nicaragua (Medina et al. in press) and Belize and Guatemala (Miller pers com).
Countries occurrence:
Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon (Reid, 1997). Need to use acoustic methods to detect, may be more widespread (Miller pers. comm.)
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in deciduous and evergreen forest and clearings, often near water (Reid, 1997). Small groups roost in hollow branches and buildings. Activity begins soon after sunset. Most records are from individuals caught over streams or ponds (Gardner et al., 1970; Valdez and LaVal, 1971).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not known, maybe habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas. Listed as special protection status by the Mexican NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).

Citation: Rodriguez, B. & Miller, B. 2008. Cynomops mexicanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136611A4318173. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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