Platyrrhinus vittatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platyrrhinus vittatus
Species Authority: (Peters, 1860)
Common Name(s):
English Greater Broad-nosed Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Recently split in two species (Velazco 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Velazco, P., Muñoz, A., Rodriguez, B. & Pineda, W.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population within remaining forest, 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: This species occurs from Costa Rica, Panama, western and northern Colombia and northern Venezuela (Velazco, 2005).
Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is fairly common in evergreen forest, fruit groves, and second growth of foothill and highland in Panama (Reid, 1997). Relatively common in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela and Colombia.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It feeds on fruit including figs, Acnistus, and Cecropia. Reproduction usually coincides with the onset of the rainy season and varies locally (Gardner, 1977). This species is poorly known. Mostly founded in middle elevation forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Velazco, P., Muñoz, A., Rodriguez, B. & Pineda, W. 2008. Platyrrhinus vittatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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