|Scientific Name:||Lophostoma yasuni|
|Species Authority:||Fonseca & Pinto, 2004|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Newly described.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Burneo, S. & Soriano, P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the type locality: Yasuni Reasearch Station (00 30'S, 75 55'W, 220 m), Yasuni National Park, Orellana Province, Ecuador (Fonseca and Pinto, 2004).|
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|Population:||It is rare, now from only one specimen (Fonseca and Pinto, 2004).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This bat is poorly known. The holotype of L. yasuni was caught in a mist net placed in the sub-canopy approximately 9 m above the ground in primary forest. The habitat consists of evergreen lowland forest (Fonseca and Pinto, 2004). Like other members of the genus, it probably eats insects inside the forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||Unknown due to recent discovery.|
|Conservation Actions:||Research actions.|
Fonseca, R. M. and Pinto, C. M. 2004. A new Lophostoma (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Phyllostominae) from the Amazonia of Ecuador. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 242: 1-9.
|Citation:||Burneo, S. & Soriano, P. 2008. Lophostoma yasuni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 May 2013.|
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