Lasiurus atratus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
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).
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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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