Lasiurus atratus 


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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Data Deficient (DD)

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 occurrence:
French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Rare. Known from only 20 specimens.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T29607A9504212. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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