Thyroptera discifera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Thyropteridae

Scientific Name: Thyroptera discifera (Lichtenstein & Peters, 1855)
Common Name(s):
English Peters's Disk-winged Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Aguirre, L., Mantilla, H., Miller, B. & Dávalos, 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, and although naturally rare throughout its range it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Depends on areas with sources of water and is thus a sensitive species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Nicaragua; Panama and Colombia to Guianas, Amazonian Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia (Simmons 2005). New record for the Atlantic Forest that extends the range (Gregorin et al. in press). Also a new record for the Cerrado in gallery forest (Bezerra et al. 2005). Found in Costa Risca (Tschapka et al. 2000)
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is rare but widespread (Emmons and Feer, 1997; Reid, 1997).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This bat is poorly known. It is found in evergreen forest and banana plantations. In Venezuela, 2 groups of 7 and 10 were caught by hand from under dead banana leaves; a specimen from Guyana was found under an “eate” palm leaf. It is seldom caught in mist nets. It feeds on insects (Reid, 1997; Wilson, 1978).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Aguirre, L., Mantilla, H., Miller, B. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Thyroptera discifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21877A9334504. . Downloaded on 19 September 2017.
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