Sturnira magna


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sturnira magna
Species Authority: de la Torre, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Greater 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): Pacheco, V., Aguirre, L. & Mantilla, H.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs throughout Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia (Simmons, 2005). There is a record from Acre, Brazil (Nogueira et al. 1999).
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: The species is not rare, and can be regionally common (Muños and Mantilla pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strongly associated with moist habitats and tropical evergreen forests, lowland forests and in montane areas. Little is known about the species. Is frugivorous and feeds on Solanacea (Tavares pers. comm.)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known - maybe illicit crops in Colombia. In Bolivia, montane forest habitats are threatened. In Bolivia the species is considered vulnerable.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas.

Citation: Pacheco, V., Aguirre, L. & Mantilla, H. 2008. Sturnira magna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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