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Molossus currentium

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Molossus currentium
Species Authority: Thomas, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Bonda Mastiff Bat, Thomas's Mastiff Bat
Synonym(s):
Molossus bondae J.A. Allen, 1904
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly known as bondae, but currentium (previously listed as a junior synonym of molossus) is an earlier name. Barquez (pers. comm.) says it may be synonym of Molossus molossus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R., Rodriguez, B., Miller, B. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs from Honduras to Costa Rica; eastern Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay; and northern Argentina (Simmons 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; United States Minor Outlying Islands; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Poorly studied. Poorly known. Relatively common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: M. currentium primarily is a forest dweller. Its distribution closely follows tropical rainforest habitat along the Caribbean lowlands in Central America as far as northern Honduras, where forest becomes restricted on the coast (Burnett et al. 2001). It is insectivorous (Muñoz Arango 1990).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas. Research actions.

Bibliography [top]

Burnett, S. E., Jennings, B. J., Rainey, J. C. and Best, T. L. 2001. Molossus bondae. Mammalian Species 668: 1–3.

Munoz Arango, J. 1990. Diversidad y habitos alimenticios de murcie´lagos en transectos altitudinales atraves de la Cordillera Central de los Andes en Colombia. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 25: 1–17.

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: Barquez, R., Rodriguez, B., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. 2008. Molossus currentium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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