Promops centralis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Molossidae

Scientific Name: Promops centralis Thomas, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Big Crested Mastiff Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species requires taxonomic revision (Barquez pers. comm.). P. davisoni may actually be a subspecies of P. nasutus; see Freeman (1981).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Solari, S., Barquez, R. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, 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:Jalisco and Yucatán (Mexico) to Ecuador, Peru, western Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Northern Argentina, Guianas, Suriname; Trinidad (Simmons 2005). Paraguay distribution adjusted according to Anderson (1997) and Lopez-Gonzalez (2004). Not found in Costa Rica (Rodriguez pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico (Jalisco); Nicaragua; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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Population [top]

Population:Common species (Solari pers. comm.). Not very common in Mexico.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Not many studies, it seems to occur in a wide variety of habitats (Solari pers. comm.). It occurs up to 1,800 m (Reid 1997). Found in evergreen, deciduous forests and pine-oak (Eisenberg, 1989). In Mexico from sea level up to 1,050 m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found within protected areas.

Citation: Solari, S., Barquez, R. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Promops centralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T18340A8106780. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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