Eptesicus furinalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eptesicus furinalis
Species Authority: (d'Orbigny, 1847)
Common Name(s):
English Argentine Brown Bat, Argentinian Brown Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Apparently includes dorianus, but questions still remain about the identity of the holotype (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M.
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.
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: N Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil, and the Guianas east to Peru and north to Jalisco and Tamaulipas (Mexico) (Simmons 2005).
Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico (Jalisco, Tamaulipas); Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population: Common and widespread.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Biology poorly known, roosts in trees and houses.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions, taxonomic review. It is found in protected areas.

Citation: Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. 2008. Eptesicus furinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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