|Scientific Name:||Myotis nesopolus|
|Species Authority:||Miller, 1900|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Formerly called larensis.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Velazco, P. & Soriano, P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is relatively small, it is relatively common and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. However populations on Bonaire and Curaçao are threatened by habitat conversion due to tourism and development.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in the northeast Venezuela, and Curaçao and Bonaire Islands (Netherlands Antilles) (Simmons, 2005). Maybe in Aruba. Found also in Northeast Colombia.|
Native:Colombia; Netherlands Antilles; Venezuela
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|Population:||It is common, however, it has a restricted range and confined.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This bat is strongly insectivorous, it especially feeds on small aerial insects (like flies or moths) that catch in open areas. It is generally found in small colonies (Linares, 1998).|
|Major Threat(s):||Threatened on islands by conversion to tourist resorts and general development.|
|Conservation Actions:||Needs conservation attention on islands.|
Linares, O. J. 1998. Mamíferos de Venezuela. Sociedad Conservacionista Audubon de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
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:||Velazco, P. & Soriano, P. 2008. Myotis nesopolus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 May 2013.|
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