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Promops centralis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Promops centralis
Species Authority: Thomas, 1915
Common Name/s:
English Big Crested Mastiff Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This species requires taxonomic revision (Barquez pers. comm.). P. davisoni may actually be a subspecies of P. nasutus; see Freeman (1981).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Solari, S., Barquez, R. & de Grammont, P.C.
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: Jalisco and Yucatán (Mexico) to Ecuador, Peru, western Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Northern Argentina, Guianas, Suriname; Trinidad (Simmons 2005). Paraguay distribution adjusted according to Anderson (1997) and Lopez-Gonzalez (2004). Not found in Costa Rica (Rodriguez pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico (Jalisco); Nicaragua; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Common species (Solari pers. comm.). Not very common in Mexico.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Not many studies, it seems to occur in a wide variety of habitats (Solari pers. comm.). It occurs up to 1,800 m (Reid 1997). Found in evergreen, deciduous forests and pine-oak (Eisenberg, 1989). In Mexico from sea level up to 1,050 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found within protected areas.

Bibliography [top]

Anderson, S. 1997. Mammals of Bolivia: Taxonomy and distribution. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 231: 1–652.

Eisenberg, J. F. 1989. Mammals of the Neotropics. The Northern Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA and London, UK.

Freeman, P. W. 1981. A Multivariate Study of the Family Molossidae (Mammalia, Chiroptera): Morphology, Ecology, Evolution. Fieldiana: Zoology 7: 1-173.

López-González, C. 2004. Ecological zoogeography of the bats of Paraguay. Journal of Biogeography 31: 33-45.

Reid, F. 1997. A field guide to the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.

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: Solari, S., Barquez, R. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Promops centralis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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