Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Artibeus fraterculus
Species Authority: Anthony, 1924
Common Name(s):
English Fraternal Fruit-eating Bat
Taxonomic Notes: No taxonomic notes. Used to be a subspecies of A. jamaicensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molinari, J. & Aguirre, L.
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 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in west Ecuador, and northwest and central Peru (Simmons, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: In Ecuador this bat is locally common (Tirira, in prep.) as in Peru (Solari pers. comm.). Sometimes a pest to crops.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is strongly frugivorous. The species is common in dry deserts and arid zones (Burneo pers. comm.)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Molinari, J. & Aguirre, L. 2008. Artibeus fraterculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T2127A9262850. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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