|Scientific Name:||Chiroderma improvisum|
|Species Authority:||Baker & Genoways, 1976|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Dávalos, L. & Rodriguez, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Vulnerable because the extent of occurrence is <20,000 km² and area of occupancy is <2,000 km² and the growing human population on the island is displacing habitats and causing a population decline.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Guadeloupe and Montserrat (Lesser Antilles) (Simmons, 2005).|
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|Population:||This species apparently is rare (Jones and Baker, 1980).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Little is known about its natural history; presumably it is frugivorous like other members of the genus; it has been collect in open field adjacent to gallery forest, over streams, and under gallery forest (Jones and Baker, 1980).|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is threatened by habitat conversion. Hurricanes and Mt Serrat (volcanic eruption) are also potential threats (Davalos pers. comm.)|
|Conservation Actions:||Not known.|
Jones Jr., J. K. and Baker, R. J. 1980. Chiroderma improvisum. Mammalian Species 134: 1-2.
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:||Dávalos, L. & Rodriguez, A. 2008. Chiroderma improvisum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.|
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