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  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Leptonycteris yerbabuenae

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Near Threatened

It is generally uncommon (Reid 1997). This species is represented by a large number of occurrences or subpopulations. Arita (1991) mapped well over 100 collection sites in Mexico. Arita and Humphrey (1988) reported 269 historical and currently occupied localities in Mexico. Total adult population size is unknown but exceeds 100,000. A single roost in northern Mexico supports probably more than 100,000 individuals. This species is widespread and abundant in Mexico (Arita and Santos-del-Prado 1999). See Cockrum and Petryszyn (1991) for historical and recent population estimates for several sites in Arizona (no decline is evident) and Sonora.Cockrum and Petryszyn (1991) strongly ... Read More

Previous surveys (USFWS 1988, 1995) stated that the species was threatened by disturbance of roosts, loss of food sources through land clearing and human exploitation, and direct killing by humans. Habitat loss in caves, used for mining and recreation, remains an issue. Read More

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Medellín, R. 2016. Leptonycteris yerbabuenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136659A21988965.