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Choeroniscus godmani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PHYLLOSTOMIDAE

Scientific Name: Choeroniscus godmani
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1903)
Common Name/s:
English Godman's Long-tailed 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. & Molinari, J.
Reviewer/s: Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed tolerance to a 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. In South America this species is very poorly known and appears to occur in low abundance.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found throughout Sinaloa (Mexico) to Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Surinam (Simmons, 2005). Occurs from 0-1,600 m.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Costa Rica; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This bat is uncommon to rare but widespread in in Central America (Emmons and Feer, 1997; Reid, 1997). Does not seem to be common in South America (Tavares pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat is poorly known. It is associated with moist areas in tropical evergreen forest. It is found in rainforest and openings in the forest such as marshes and plantations, and in montane forest (Emmons and Feer, 1997; Handley, 1976; Reid, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in Coservation Areas. Research activities.
Citation: Tavares, V. & Molinari, J. 2008. Choeroniscus godmani. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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