Sturnira tildae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Sturnira tildae
Species Authority: de la Torre, 1959
Common Name(s):
English Tilda's Yellow-shouldered Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Might be confused with S. lilium in older collections. Does not include luisi; see Simmons and Voss (1998).

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)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, it occurs in a number of protected areas, 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: This species occurs in the southeastern portion of Colombia, southern Venezuela, the Guianas, Amazonian Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, and across much of Brazil; also Trinidad (Koopman, 1993). This species of Sturnira replaces S. ludovici at low elevations over much of the South American continent (Eisenberg, 1989).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Widespread but not very common.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strongly associated with moist habitats and multistratal tropical evergreen forests (Eisenberg, 1989). This species is strongly frugivorous and possibly feeds on pollen and nectar (Gardner, 1977). A single young is born annually (Eisenberg, 1989).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss in some parts of the range, though this is not considered to be a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Maintain intact habitat. The species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Sturnira tildae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20960A9240208. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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