|Scientific Name:||Peropteryx macrotis|
|Species Authority:||(Wagner, 1843)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species does not include trinitatis or phaea. This complex may include more than one species; see Reid et al. (2000) and Yee (2000), but note that Yee included trinitatis and phaea in this species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Barquez, R., Lim, B., Rodriguez, B., Miller, B. & Diaz, M.|
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.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs from Guerrero and Yucatán (Mexico) to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and south and eastern Brazil (Simmons 2005).|
Native:Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||Although few data exist concerning demographics of P. macrotis, the population is currently thought to be stable (Wilson 1996). This species occurs abundantly in some localities (Reid 1997), but may be less abundant but widespread in others (Arita 1993, Yee 2000).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species typically occurs in tropical deciduous forest, but individuals have been collected from semi-arid thorn scrub (Willig 1983) and evergreen forests (Handley 1976). It is found in urban areas (Diaz pers. comm.). In Mexico it has been recorded in crop-lands and grasslands (de Grammont pers. comm.). The diet comprises small beetles and flies (Bradbury and Vehrencamp 1976, Emmons and Feer 1990, Yee 2000).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not used.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is found in protected areas. In Mexico is listed as subject to special protection under NOM - 059 - SEMARNAT - 2001 (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).|
Arita, H. 1993. Rarity in Neotropical bats: correlations with phylogeny, diet, and body mass. Ecological Applications 3: 506–517.
Bradbury, J.W. and Vehrencamp, S.L. 1976. Social organization and foraging in emballonurid bats I. Field studies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 1: 337-381.
Emmons, L.H. and Feer, F. 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide, Second edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.
Handley Jr., C.O. 1976. Mammals of the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project. Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series 20: 1-91.
IUCN. 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 November 2015).
Reid, F. 2009. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
Reid, F.A. 1997. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York.
Reid, F.A., Engstrom, M.D. and Lim, B.K. 2000. Noteworthy records of bats from Ecuador. Acta Chiropterologica 2: 37-51.
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.
Willig, M.R. 1983. Composition, microgeographic variation, and sexual dimorphism in Caatingas and Cerrado bat communities from northeastern Brazil. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 23: 1–131.
Wilson, D.E. 1996. Neotropical bats: a checklist with conservation status. In: A.C. Gibson (ed.), Neotropical biodiversity and conservation, pp. 167–178. Occasional Publication Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Yee, D.A. 2000. Peropteryx macrotis. Mammalian Species 643: 1–4.
|Citation:||Barquez, R., Lim, B., Rodriguez, B., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. 2015. Peropteryx macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T16709A22101100.Downloaded on 29 March 2017.|
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