Eptesicus innoxius 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Eptesicus innoxius
Species Authority: (Gervais, 1841)
Common Name(s):
English Harmles Serotine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Velazco, P. & Aguirre, L.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Range is relatively small and forest habitat within that region is under threat, however, almost nothing is known of the affect on this species. Listed as Near Threatened because habitat associations for this species are poorly known and the habitat is in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable (A4c).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northwestern Peru, and western Ecuador, including Puna Island (Ecuador) (Simmons, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos); Peru
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Population [top]

Population: In Ecuador it is rare but locally common in Peru.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat is strictly insectivorous. It occurs in dry and semi-deciduous forests (Tirira, in prep.). Little is known of the behavior of this species, but it is probably similar to other members of the genus.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats - however, the area where it occurs is undergoing rapid deforestation (but affect unknown).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas.

Citation: Velazco, P. & Aguirre, L. 2008. Eptesicus innoxius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T7932A12872242. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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