|Scientific Name:||Mesophylla macconnelli|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1901|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Some authorities consider this species to be in the Vampyressa family, it can be easily confused with other species in this family.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S. & Rodriguez, B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern because it is widely distributed and unlikely to be declining at a rate which would qualify it for inclusion in a threat category.
|Range Description:||Central, and South America. This species occurs from Nicaragua south through Panama to Peru, Bolivia, and Amazonian Brazil; also Trinidad. Lowlands to 1,100 m (Reid, 1997). Includes Venezuela, Guianas, and Suriname.|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||Not uncommon but widespread (Emmons and Feer 1997).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Poorly known. Usually recorded in mature evergreen forest in Venezuela (Handley, 1976); also in disturbed lowland rainforest (Emmons and Feer, 1997). It makes leaf tents in young bifid palms and arums (Kunz et al., 1994), a group of three bats was roosting under a tent made from a single broad palm leaf about 150 cm high; the leaf had been cut in a broad V from its opposite edges to the midrib. Often found in low-lying areas with numerous palms; and has also been found roosting in a hollow tree (Emmons and Feer, 1997; Reid, 1997). Roosts in at least six different species of plants (Rodriguez-Herrera pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation although this is not a major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Reduce loss of forests habitats.|
Emmons, L.H. and Feer, F. 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide, Second edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.
Handley Jr., C. O. 1976. Mammals of the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project. Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series 20: 1-91.
Kunz, T. H., Fujita, M. S., Brooke, A. and McCracken, G. F. 1994. Tent architecture and convergence in tent-making behavior among neotropical and paleotropical bats. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 2: 57-78.
Reid, F. 1997. A field guide to the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
|Citation:||Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S. & Rodriguez, B. 2008. Mesophylla macconnelli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.|
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