|Scientific Name:||Micronycteris minuta|
|Species Authority:||(Gervais, 1856)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||May include homezi (Ochoa and Sanchez 2005).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S. & Pineda, W.|
|Reviewer/s:||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern because although apparently uncommon, this species is widely distributed and tolerant to some degree of habitat disturbance. It is unlikely to be declining at a rate which would qualify it for inclusion in any threat category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in northwestern Honduras to Bolivia and southern Brazil; also in Trinidad. Lowlands to 800 m (Reid, 1997). It is broadly distributed over northern South America (Eisenberg, 1989).|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela
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|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in evergreen and deciduous lowland forest, however, has been found in agricultural areas with scattered trees. Roosts singly or in small groups in hollow trees or caves, often with other species of bats (Goodwin and Greenhall, 1961); occasionally found in caves or mines. The diet includes insects (76%) and plant material (24%), like fruits (Flemming et al., 1972). Pregnant females have been recorded in March and April in Costa Rica (Reid, 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation although this is not a major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Retention of forest. This species occurs in a number of protected areas.|
Eisenberg, J. F. 1989. Mammals of the Neotropics. The Northern Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA and London, UK.
Goodwin, G. G. and Greenhal, A. M. 1961. A review of the bats of Trinidad and Tobago. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 122(3): 187-302.
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. & Pineda, W. 2008. Micronycteris minuta. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|
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