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Artibeus planirostris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PHYLLOSTOMIDAE

Scientific Name: Artibeus planirostris
Species Authority: (Spix, 1823)
Common Name(s):
English Flat-faced Fruit-eating Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Simmons (2005) treats planirostris under jamaicensis pending further study.

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)
Justification:
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 if found from northern Argentina through Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, and Suriname.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This species is abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in rural areas. Frugivore. Good seed disperser.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats. Deforestation and habitat fragmentation in Argentina (Barquez and Diaz, pers. comm.)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Habitat conservation. Needs taxonomic review.

Citation: Barquez, R. & Diaz, M. 2008. Artibeus planirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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