Chiriquinan serotine

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Chiriquinan serotine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Eptesicus
Species: E. chiriquinus
Binomial name
Eptesicus chiriquinus
Simmons & Voss, 1998

E. inca (Thomas 1920)

The Chiriquinan serotine (Eptesicus chiriquinus) is a species of house bat.

The Chiriquinan serotine is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List due to its wide distribution and the unlikelihood of its speedy decline.[1] However, the species is poorly known and may be rare.[1] Its worst known threat is habitat modification, and it has been known to exist in protected areas.[1]

The Chiriquinan serotine is found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Amazônia Legal.[2] Its type locality is in Boquete, Chiriquí from an elevation of 4,000 ft (1,200 m).[2] The species is an insectivore and is likely forest-dependent.[1] It prefers moist habitats, montane tropical forests, or evergreen forests.[1]

It is considered to be distinct from the little black serotine and the Brazilian brown bat.[2] The IUCN Red List includes Eptesicus montosus with the Chiriquinan serotine.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Molinari, J.; Aguirre, L. & Samudio, R. (2008). "Eptesicus chiriquinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 453. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.