Phyllostomus latifolius


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phyllostomus latifolius
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Guianan Spear-nosed Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Difficult to distinguish in the field from P. elongatus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
There is evidence to suggest that this species could be Data Deficient (Sampaio pers. comm.), however, there are significant areas of habitat remaining in its range. Therefore, although there is an absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements, this species is considered to be Least Concern at this time. It is often confused with P. elongatus thus existing records may be misinterpreted.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is confined to northwestern Brazil and adjacent portions of Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname, Bolivar State in Venezuela, and Colombia (Eisenberg, 1989).
Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Only know from a few individuals in 8 localities.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Little is known concerning this bat. Perhaps its ecology is similar to other Phyllostomus. Associated with caves and can known to roost with Carollia. This bat species is a gleaner.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Disturbance of caves and loss of cave habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation of cave habitats.

Citation: Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. 2008. Phyllostomus latifolius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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