Rhinophylla fischerae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Rhinophylla fischerae
Species Authority: Carter, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Fischer's Little Fruit 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)
Listed as Least Concern because it is widely dispersed and unlikely to be declining at a rate which would quality it for inclusion in a threat category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Peru, Ecuador, southern Venezuela, southeastern Colombia, and Amazonia Brazil (Koopman, 1993).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Moderately common to uncommon (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strongly associated with moist areas and multistratal tropical evergreen forests, near rivers, and fruit groves; rare in deciduous forest (Emmons and Feer, 1997). These bats are believed to be primarily frugivorous (Eisenberg, 1989). Pregnant females with only a single embryo have been found in Peru in June and July (Graham, 1987).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range. Deforestation is a localised threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reduce loss of forest habitats. The species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Rhinophylla fischerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19592A8983862. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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