Eptesicus brasiliensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.

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.).
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.).
Population Trend: Unknown

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.

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 August 2015.
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