Lophostoma yasuni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lophostoma yasuni
Species Authority: Fonseca & Pinto, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: Newly described.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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 [top]

Population: It is rare, now from only one specimen (Fonseca and Pinto, 2004).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown due to recent discovery.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions.

Bibliography [top]

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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