Sturnira aratathomasi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.)
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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 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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