Lophostoma brasiliense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Lophostoma brasiliense (Peters, 1866)
Common Name(s):
English Pygmy Round-eared Bat
Tonatia brasiliense (Peters, 1866)
Taxonomic Notes: Genus was recently split from Tonatia.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-05
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S., Miller, B., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Solari, S.
Listed as Least Concern because it is widely distributed, common but not abundant, it is tolerant of a variety of habitats (including secondary growth forests), occurs in a number of protected areas, and it is unlikely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This bat is distributed from southern Veracruz, Mexico, south to Peru and eastward across northern Brazil; also Trinidad (Simmons, 2005; Reid, 2009). It is common below 500 m elevation in Venezuela (Handley, 1976).
Countries occurrence:
Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Uncommon but widespread (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is strongly associated with stream side habitats, evergreen forest and other moist areas but can range into deciduous forests (Eisenberg and Redford, 1999); also in second growth woodland, and fruit groves (Williams and Genoways, 2008; Reid, 2009), and is broadly tolerant of man-made clearings in Venezuela (Handley, 1976). This species has been seen roosting in abandoned termite nests (Goodwin and Greenhall, 1961). Usually caught in mist nets shortly after sunset. Pregnant females were found in February and April in Costa Rica (LaVal and Fitch, 1977). It is a gleaner Insectivore that feeds on insects and perhaps occasionally fruits (Emmons and Feer, 1997). Found in eucalyptus plantations in Brazil.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss of tree cover, although this is not considered to be a major threat given the species is not forest-dependent.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range. In Mexico is listed as endangered under NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (as Tonatia brasiliensis) (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S., Miller, B., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2016. Lophostoma brasiliense (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21984A115164165. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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