Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Chiroderma doriae
Species Authority: Thomas, 1891
Common Name(s):
English Brazilian Big-eyed Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tavares, V. & Aguirre, L.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Minas Gerais and São Paulo (SE Brazil), Paraguay (Simmons 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The natural history of the genus Chiroderma is poorly known (Peracchi et al. 2006). C. doriae was thought to be found only in rainforest habitats (Bordignon 2005), but it occurs in a variety of habitats such as primary and secondary forests, small forested fragments, cultivated areas (Faria 1995), and even urban parks (Esbérard et al. 1996). Use of human-dominated areas indicates some flexibility of C. doriae to colonize or at least forage in urban areas if its food resource is available (Nogueira and Peracchi 2002). These records of C. doriae in disturbed areas are only from Rio de Janeiro (Esbérard 2003). Information about roosts is scarce (Peracchi et al. 2006). Species of Chiroderma are considered predominantly frugivorous. Some data suggest that pregnancy and lactation of C. doriae are seasonal events (Peracchi et al. 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted geographic range and occurrence in habitats under severe anthropogenic pressure (e.g., Atlantic Rain Forest) (Nogueira and Peracchi 2002).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Avoid habitat loss.

Citation: Tavares, V. & Aguirre, L. 2008. Chiroderma doriae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T4664A11072934. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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