|Scientific Name:||Lonchophylla hesperia G.M. Allen, 1908|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Solari, S. & Velazco, P.|
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is likely in significant decline, but probably at a rate of less than but close to 30% over the past three generations (with a generation length of six years), because of widespread habitat loss and degradation throughout much of its range. This species is close to qualifying for Vulnerable based on A2c.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in northwest Peru and southwest Ecuador (Simmons 2005).|
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|Population:||It is rare and known from approximately 10 individuals (Solari pers. comm.). It is expected to decline in response to increasing human habitat destruction.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Very little is known about this species. It does not eat fruit (Solari pers. comm.). The generation length is six years (Pacifici et al. 2013).|
|Generation Length (years):||6|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not used.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat conversion to agriculture is the primary threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in a few protected areas in northern Peru.|
IUCN. 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 November 2015).
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
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. 2015. Lonchophylla hesperia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T12266A22038705.Downloaded on 21 March 2018.|
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