Map_thumbnail_large_font

Sturnira aratathomasi

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_offStatus_nt_onStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PHYLLOSTOMIDAE

Scientific Name: Sturnira aratathomasi
Species Authority: Peterson & Tamsitt, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Aratathomas's Yellow0shouldered Bat, Aratathomas's Yellow Shouldered Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pacheco, V., Aguirre, L. & Mantilla, H.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its habitat is heavily fragmented and in portions of its range forests is rapidly being converted for illicit crops (poppy). This species is poorly known and needs more information for future listing. With more information about its area of occupancy and ecology this species may be considered threatened under criterion B. Some populations in Colombia are more threatened than others.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Colombia (Simmons, 2005). Occurs from 1,000-3,800 m asl (Pacheco pers. comm.)
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: It is rare to unknown (Linares, 1998; Tirira, in prep.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is rare and poorly known. This bat is mainly frugivorous and possibly feeds on pollen and nectar. A single young is born annually (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999). Associtaed with piedmont and montane forests (Pacheco pers. comm.). In Colombia collected in caves (Mantilla pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known, however, habitat is being rapidly degraded.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in a few protected areas - however, much of area is unprotected and threatened.

Citation: Pacheco, V., Aguirre, L. & Mantilla, H. 2008. Sturnira aratathomasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided