|Scientific Name:||Artibeus watsoni|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1901|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Subgenus Dermanura. 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).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||Southern Mexico to Southwestern Colombia (Simmons 2005). There is no record for El Salvador.|
Native:Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Artibeus watsoni is usually found below 800 m above sea level, in semideciduous and evergreen lowland forests, second growth, and fruit groves (Reid 1997). It feeds primarily on fruits, although to a lesser extent may consume insects and pollen (LaVal and Rodrıguez-H 2002).
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Found in evergreen and semideciduous lowland forests, tolerates second growth and disturbed habitats.
Highly Cluttered Space/Gleaning Frugivores (Kalko et al., 1996). Feeds on small figs, Cecropia fruits, etc. Roosts in small colonies in leaf tents. Reproduction seems to involve bimodal polyestry.
|Conservation Actions:||Found in protected areas. In Mexico is listed as subject to special protection under NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).|
|Citation:||Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Artibeus watsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.|