Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Sturnira erythromos
Species Authority: (Tschudi, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Hairy Yellow-shouldered Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. & Diaz, M.
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:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Venezuela to Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina (Simmons 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1300
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Population [top]

Population: Abundant.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in forests until 1,300 m hight. Frugivorous, it moves according food availability (Anderson et al. 1982)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range. Bats above 800 m are more protected.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Avoid deforestation.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Sturnira erythromos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20952A9238692. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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