Thyroptera lavali 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Thyropteridae

Scientific Name: Thyroptera lavali
Species Authority: Pine, 1993
Common Name(s):
English Laval's Disk-winged Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Peru, Ecuador. May also be found in Venezuela, but it is not certain.
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

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.
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 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.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known major threats. Habitat loss may be a local threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21878A9334718. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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