|Scientific Name:||Chiroderma trinitatum|
|Species Authority:||Goodwin, 1958|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Includes gorgasi.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern because it is widely distributed and unlikely to be declining at a rate which would qualify the species for inclusion in the threat categories.
|Range Description:||Central, and South America. This species is distributed from Costa Rica (LaVal and Rodriguez-H, 2002) south to Amazonian Brazil, Guianas, Suriname, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru; Trinidad (Simmons 2005). In Venezuela, it occurs at low elevations, below 1,000 m (Handley, 1976).|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||Widely distributed. The species seems to be relatively uncommon but populations poorly understood and may be under represented in studies due to sampling bias. Just two records in Costa Rica (LaVal and Rodriguez-H, 2002).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Poorly known. In Venezuela it prefers moist habitats and multistratal evergreen tropical forest (Handley, 1976) and occurs in open areas (Reid, 1997). The type specimen from Trinidad was caught in a well-lit cave (Goodwin and Greenhal, 1961). It probably travels in the canopy or subcanopy, as it is seldom caught in nets set at understory level (Reid, 1997).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss in some parts of the range, although this is not a major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Reduce loss of forest habitat. Found in protected areas.|
Goodwin, G. G. and Greenhal, A. M. 1961. A review of the bats of Trinidad and Tobago. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 122(3): 187-302.
Handley Jr., C. O. 1976. Mammals of the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project. Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series 20: 1-91.
LaVal, R. K. and Rodriguez-H., B. 2002. Murciélagos de Costa Rica. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica.
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:||Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Chiroderma trinitatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|
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