|Scientific Name:||Thyroptera lavali|
|Species Authority:||Pine, 1993|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Solari, S. & Velazco, P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient since, although it seems to occur sporadically over a very wide area, there are only few records, and very little is known about its distribution, status and habitat requirements, but the range includes large area of relatively intact forest, so it is unlikely to be declining rapidly. However, this species is recently described and poorly known, more research is required on its basic ecology.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Peru, Ecuador. May also be found in Venezuela, but it is not certain.|
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|Population:||This species seems to be rare throughout its range. This species has been discovered only recently and there are less than ten specimens. Uncommon throughout its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This bat is poorly known. It is found in evergreen forest and is seldom caught in mist nets. Its diet is insectivorous.
It is an aerial insectivore, captured in forests near streams. The basic ecology of this species is poorly known (Patterson pers. comm.).
|Major Threat(s):||No known major threats. Habitat loss may be a local threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Occurs in many protected areas. Reduce habitat loss. More research on the basic ecology of the species.|
|Citation:||Solari, S. & Velazco, P. 2008. Thyroptera lavali. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 March 2014.|
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