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Eumops underwoodi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Eumops underwoodi
Species Authority: Goodwin, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Underwood's Bonneted Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Does not include mederai, which has been transferred to dabbenei (Koopman, 1993).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from Arizona (USA) to Nicaragua (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 1,300 m (Reid, 1997). There are registers for Costa Rica (Pineda pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; United States
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon to rare (Reid, 1997). The southern populations (in Central America) are poorly known and limited; the northern populations (in USA) are locally common and but limited (Wilson and Ruff, 1999).The species is rarely encountered because it is difficult to capture due to their high flying and roosting behaviors (Emmons and Feer, 1997).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found usually in dry forest and arid regions, sometimes in semideciduous forest (Reid, 1997). Its biology is poorly known. It has been caught over ponds or watering holes in deserts. In Arizona, single young are born in June or July (Barbour and Davis, 1969). It is a fast, high-flying bat that captures large insects, including large (up to 60 mm) beetles and grasshoppers. Mainly in arid and dry forest regions, but also from areas where moist forest occurs. Flight speed reported at least 43 km/h, but is probably an underestimate. (LaVal and Rodriguez-H, 2002). Found in pine-oak forests in Mexico (Iniguenz, 2005)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Eumops underwoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 December 2014.
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