|Scientific Name:||Lonchophylla hesperia|
|Species Authority:||G.M. Allen, 1908|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Solari, S. & Velazco, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Near Threatened because this species is likely in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because of widespread habitat loss and degradation throughout much of its range, making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in northwest Peru, and southwest Ecuador (Simmons 2005).|
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|Population:||It is rare, known from approximately 10 individuals (Solari pers. comm.). It is expected to decline in response to increasing human habitat destruction.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Very little is known about this species. It does not eat fruit (Solari pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat conversion to agriculture is a primary threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Occurs in a few protected areas in Northern Peru.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 29 June 2010).
Simmons, N. B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Solari, S. & Velazco, P. 2010. Lonchophylla hesperia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 January 2015.|
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