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Lonchophylla hesperia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA PHYLLOSTOMIDAE

Scientific Name: Lonchophylla hesperia
Species Authority: G.M. Allen, 1908
Common Name/s:
English Western Nectar Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-09-24
Assessor/s: Solari, S. & Velazco, P.
Reviewer/s: Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:

Listed as Near Threatened because this species is likely in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because of widespread habitat loss and degradation throughout much of its range, making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

History:
2008 Vulnerable (IUCN 2008)
2008 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northwest Peru, and southwest Ecuador (Simmons 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is rare, known from approximately 10 individuals (Solari pers. comm.). It is expected to decline in response to increasing human habitat destruction.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Very little is known about this species. It does not eat fruit (Solari pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat conversion to agriculture is a primary threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in a few protected areas in Northern Peru.
Citation: Solari, S. & Velazco, P. 2010. Lonchophylla hesperia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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