Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Eptesicus diminutus
Species Authority: Osgood, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Diminutive Serotine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Gonzalez, E. & Barquez, R.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Northern Argentina (Simmons 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Not common, but wide distribution.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Insectivorous, inhabits open areas, urban and sub-urban, low populations (Barquez et al. 1999)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Check taxonomic status of the species, and systematics of diminuta's group.

Citation: Gonzalez, E. & Barquez, R. 2008. Eptesicus diminutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T7922A12870671. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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