Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Platyrrhinus brachycephalus
Species Authority: (Rouk & Carter, 1972)
Common Name(s):
English Short-headed Broad-nosed Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern as it is widespread, presumed abundant, and presumed to have a large population. When considering the species range as a whole, it occupies areas not currently under threat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is confined to Lowland areas (Patterson pers. comm.) of northern South America in the Amazonian portion of Brazil, the Guianas, southern Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Amazonian Peru and Bolivia (Eisenberg, 1989; Koopman, 1993). Its westernmost limit is the flank of the Andes.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Uncommon to locally common (Patterson pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Strongly associated with multistratal tropical evergreen forest and moist sites. It is basically frugivorous and roosts in small groups of three to ten in leafy tangles, tree hollows, or caves. Reproduction usually coincides with the onset of the rainy season and varies locally (Eisenberg, 1989).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss in some parts of the species range, though this is not considered a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reduce habitat loss.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Platyrrhinus brachycephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T17567A7140709. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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