|Scientific Name:||Micronycteris megalotis|
|Species Authority:||(Gray, 1842)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Micronycteris microtus has been split from M. megalotis but recent unpublished molecular data indicate it should be synonymous with M. megalotis.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Contributor(s):||Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S.|
This species is listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a relatively wide distribution, is found in protected areas, has a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador (Simmons 2005), Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Suriname and Trinidad.|
Native:Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||It is relatively uncommon and widespread (Emmons and Feer 1997).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is broadly tolerant of both multistratal evergreen forests and dry thorn forests. This bat forages near streams, and it roosts in hollow trees, logs, caverns or houses in groups of up to 12. It is a mixed feeder, taking fruit when in season as well as insects (Eisenberg 1989).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not used.|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation occurs within its distribution, although this is not considered to be a major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Conservation of intact forest habitat is the suggested conservation action. This species occurs in a number of protected areas throughout its range.|
Eisenberg, J.F. 1989. Mammals of the Neotropics. The Northern Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA and London, UK.
Emmons, L.H. and Feer, F. 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide, Second edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.
IUCN. 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 November 2015).
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. 2015. Micronycteris megalotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T13379A22125168.Downloaded on 23 May 2017.|
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