Vampyriscus bidens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Vampyriscus bidens
Species Authority: Dobson, 1878
Common Name(s):
English Bedentate Yellow-eared Bat
Vampyressa bidens (Dobson, 1878)
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly placed in its own genus (Vampyriscus); see Jones and Carter (1976).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S.
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, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the Amazonian region, from Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas, to Peru, northern Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil (Koopman, 1993). In Venezuela, occurs in lowlands, moistly below 500 m elevation (Handley, 1976).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 500
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Population [top]

Population: May be locally common (Tavares pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In Venezuela, it is strongly associated with moist habitats and multistratal evergreen forest (Handley, 1976). This species is largely frugivorous preferring figs. Reproduction is seasonally timed by the onset of rain (Gardner, 1977; Wilson, 1979).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation although this is not a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reduction of habitat loss.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Vampyriscus bidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22837A9394312. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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