Lophostoma silvicolum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lophostoma silvicolum
Species Authority: d'Orbigny, 1836
Common Name(s):
English White-throated Round-eared Bat
Tonatia silvicola (d'Orbigny, 1836)
Taxonomic Notes: Includes laephotis and amblyotis. The species name for this taxon was formerly spelled silvicola when used in Tonatia, but must be spelled silvicolum when combined with Lophostoma, which is a Greek neuter noun (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R. Diaz, M., Pineda, W. & Rodriguez, B.
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 and occurrence in protected areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Honduras to Bolivia, Venezuela, Guianas,Suriname, and E Brazil (Simmons 2005). Also in Paraguay.
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guyana; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Not common in Peru, there is not enough data to evaluate.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in dense forests and termitehills. The feeding habit is not known. The species is poorly known in Bolivia.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation, but may not be a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Avoid habitat loss. It is found in protected areas.

Citation: Barquez, R. Diaz, M., Pineda, W. & Rodriguez, B. 2008. Lophostoma silvicolum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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