Eptesicus brasiliensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Eptesicus brasiliensis
Species Authority: (Desmarest, 1819)
Common Name(s):
English Brazilian Brown Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Veracruz (Mexico) south to Northern Argentina, Paraguay; Trinidad and Tobago (Simmons 2005). It does not occurs in western Mexico (Arroyo-Cabralles pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Guatemala; Mexico; Panama; Peru; Trinidad and Tobago
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Population [top]

Population: Uncommon in Mexico. Fairly locally common in Costa Rica. May be a species complex (Barquez - pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Mountain forests (Perez pers. comm.). Roosts in houses and hollow trees (Reid pers. comm.)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in protected areas. Needs taxonomic review.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
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Bibliography [top]

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: Barquez, R., Perez, S., Miller, B. & Diaz, M. 2008. Eptesicus brasiliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T7916A12869918. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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