Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Micronycteris brosseti
Species Authority: Simmons & Voss, 1998
Taxonomic Notes: A recently described species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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)
Threats for the species are not known, however, based on the fact that it was recently described, there is little information on its status and ecology. May be two species (disjunct populations) in which case the Atlantic Forest species should be evaluated as a potentially threatened species. Known from less than 10 specimens.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Brazil (Xingu, Peters pers. comm.), Guyana, French Guiana and Peru (Simmons et al., 2002). Specimen from Sao Paulo also (Simmons et al. 2002). Also Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Rare (Emmons and Feer 1997). There may be disjunct populations in northern Amazonia and the Atlantic forests of Brazil. Little else is known about the population of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Bats in this genus feed on insects and occasionally fruit. Found in mature rainforest (Emmons and Feer, 1997). Almost nothing else is known of the species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Forest conservation.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Micronycteris brosseti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T40028A10307976. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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