Platyrrhinus lineatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platyrrhinus lineatus
Species Authority: (É. Geoffroy, 1810)
Common Name(s):
English White-lined Bat, White-lined Broad-nosed Bat
French Sténoderme Pseudo-vampire
Spanish Murciélago De Estrias Blancas
Taxonomic Notes: Includes nigellus (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Colombia to Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Northern Argentina, and Southern and Eastern Brazil; Surinam (Simmons 2005).
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Paraguay; Suriname; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Rare in Argentina (Barquez pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Frugivorous, but can eat insects and nectar. Found in small groups from 7 to 15 females in harem (Willig 1983).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The population of Uruguay is listed on CITES Appendix III.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Platyrrhinus lineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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