Anoura cultrata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Anoura cultrata
Species Authority: Handley, 1960
Common Name(s):
English Handley's Tailless Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Could contain two species (L. Davalos pers. comm.). Includes brevirostrum and werckleae; see Nagorsen and Tamsitt (1981).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mantilla, H. & Molinari, J.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened because although its extent of occurrence is greater than 20,000 km², it is rare and sparsely distributed throughout is range. The ecosystem on which it is highly dependant is very fragile and the rate of destruction is high, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B1.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in humid high montane cloud forest in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia (Simmons, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Panama; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:The species is rare in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Locally common in Costa Rica and Panama.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is strongly associated with humid montane cloud forest (minimum 1,000 m throughout most of the Andes, but can occur lower where this habitat is present) (Mantilla pers. comm.). It feeds on nectar, pollen occasionally insects and fruit. It roosts in small groups in caves, commonly found with other species in the genus. It also roosts in tunnels or tree hollows.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Mantilla, H. & Molinari, J. 2008. Anoura cultrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T1566A4970556. . Downloaded on 26 August 2016.
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