Choeroniscus minor 


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
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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

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 occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1300
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Population [top]

Population: Relatively uncommon to rare but widespread (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2008: e.T4774A11092516. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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