Micronycteris brosseti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-28
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S.
Reviewer(s): Solari, S.
The species is listed Data Deficient due to little information on its status and ecology. It is known from less than 10 specimens. May be two species (disjunct populations) in which case the Atlantic Forest species should be evaluated as a potentially threatened species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana and Peru (Simmons et al. 2002). Brazilian distribution includes records from Sao Paulo (Simmons et al. 2002) and Xingu (Peters pers. comm.). Records from Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador are unconfirmed (Williams and Genoways 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:This species is rare (Simmons and Voss 1998). There may be disjunct populations in northern Amazonia and the Atlantic forests of Brazil (Simmons et al. 2002). 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. Simmons and Voss (1998) mistnetted an individual at ground level and caught seven others from a roost in a hollow tree. Both captures were within well-drained primary forest. Almost nothing else is known about this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation could be a plausible threat for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Forest conservation is needed.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2016. Micronycteris brosseti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40028A22064188. . Downloaded on 19 September 2017.
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