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Lasiurus atratus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA VESPERTILIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Lasiurus atratus
Species Authority: Handley, 1996
Taxonomic Notes: Recently split from L. borealis.

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)
Justification:
Although it is unclear as to whether there is sufficient information to assess this taxon, the information that is available suggests a listing of Least Concern. However, there are continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. It is only known from 20 specimens.
History:
2000 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to lowlands of the Guiana Shield. It is present in Bolivar State, southern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (Lim and Engstrom 2000).
Countries:
Native:
French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Rare. Known from only 20 specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat is poorly known. Its natural history is similar to other species of Lasiurus. It has been found in multistratal tropical evergreen forest and deciduous tropical forest; also in open areas. It may roost in hollow trees and feed aerially on insects (Emmons and Feer 1997, Linares 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are unlikely to be any major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Reduce loss of forest habitats.
Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Lasiurus atratus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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