Artibeus anderseni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Artibeus anderseni
Species Authority: Osgood, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Andersen's Fruit-eating Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Subgenus Dermanura (Simmons 2005). This subgenus has been recognized as a separate genus on molecular grounds, but there are no diagnostic morphological differences from Artibeus (Lim et al. 2004).

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 as it is widespread, is presumed to tolerate a range of habitats, and is unlikely to be declining rapidly enough to qualify for inclusion in a threat category.
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This bat is found from western Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru (Simmons 2005) and Colombia (Cuervo et al., 1986). It has been found up to 1,300 m.
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: This species is always represented by only a few records at each locality. It is a canopy frugivore and as such is probably undersampled in surveys due to methodology problems, it may well be more common than currenly suggested.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Feeds on fruit, mainly from large trees. Roosts under banana-like leaves, and perhaps in tents made from palm leaves (Kunz et al. 1994) This species is poorly known, but the genus is generally found in mature and disturbed lowland and montane rainforest, plantations and gardens, and cloud forest and deciduous forest (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Affected by habitat loss although this is not a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reduce habitat loss.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Artibeus anderseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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