Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Anoura latidens
Species Authority: Handley, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Broad-toothed Tailless Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas 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:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a discontinuous range - Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, and Peru (Simmons, 2005). Elevation range 50 to 2,100 m in Venezuela (Linares 1998).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Guyana; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Lower elevation limit (metres): 50
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2100
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Population [top]

Population: In Venezuela and Colombia it is not common (Linares, 1998 and Mantilla pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strongly associated with tropical evergreen forest (Handley, 1976). It feeds on nectar, insects, fruit, and pollen. It roosts in small groups in caves or tree hollows and is found in lowland rainforest, deciduous forest, gardens, and plantations. Although common only where there are caves or rock crevices, and they are rare or perhaps absent from lowland Amazonian forests lacking high ground, rocks, and caves (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats though habitat is under threat in some areas (Molinari pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in national parks throughout its range.

Citation: Mantilla, H. & Molinari, J. 2008. Anoura latidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T1568A4999384. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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