Platyrrhinus infuscus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Platyrrhinus infuscus (Peters, 1880)
Common Name(s):
English Buffy Broad-nosed Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This genus was recently revised (Velasco pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-07-20
Assessor(s): Velazco, P.
Reviewer(s): Solari, S.
Contributor(s): Mantilla-Meluk, H.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs throughout Colombia to Peru, Bolivia and northwestern Brazil, from 180 to 1,900 m asl (Velazco 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):180
Upper elevation limit (metres):1900
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Population [top]

Population:It is frequent in Ecuador (Tirira in prep.), as well as in Peru and Bolivia. However, little is known of the Brazilian part of the population.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This bat is frugivorous, although it may eat some leaves (Molinari pers. comm.). It roosts in small groups in leafy tangles and in caves (Albuja-V 1999).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Velazco, P. 2015. Platyrrhinus infuscus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T17571A21971889. . Downloaded on 22 September 2017.
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