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Choeroniscus minor

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PHYLLOSTOMIDAE

Scientific Name: Choeroniscus minor
Species Authority: (Peters, 1868)
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Long-tailed Bat
Synonym(s):
Choeroniscus intermedius (J.A. Allen & Chapman, 1893)
Taxonomic Notes: Includes C. intermedius (Simmons 2005).

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)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because it is widespread, and is unlikely to be declining at a rate which would qualify it for inclusion in any of the threat categories.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species inhabits southern parts of Venezuela, the Guianas, Suriname, southeastern Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and northern Brazil and Bolivia (Eisenberg, 1989).
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Relatively uncommon to rare but widespread (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In Venezuela, it is associated with moist areas in multistratal tropical evergreen forest (Handley, 1976). Found in rainforest and openings in the forest such as marshes and plantations, and in montane forest (Emmons and Feer, 1997). This species roosts in tree hollows in groups of up to eight (Goodwin and Greenhall, 1961). Occurs up to 1,300 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation although not a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range. Forest retention is required.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Choeroniscus minor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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