Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Phyllostomidae

Scientific Name: Sturnira ludovici
Species Authority: Anthony, 1924
Common Name(s):
English Highland Yellow-shouldered Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomy is unclear - maybe species complex.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Pacheco, V., Mantilla, H., Pineda, J. & Rodriguez, B.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because it is widely distributed and common. Although, listing should be reviewed following taxonomic clarification.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs throughout Ecuador and Guyana north to Sonora and Tamaulipas (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant in mid-elevation evergreen forest and forest edge (Reid, 1997).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is strongly associated with moist habitats and tropical evergreen forests (Mantilla pers. comm.). Roosts not known. This species is frugivorous (Piper, Melatomataceae, and Solanaceae) and at times will even forage on the ground for fallen fruit; it possibly feeds on pollen and nectar. Birth peak occurs in April to May and September to October in Costa Rica (Eisenberg, 1989; Gardner, 1977; Reid, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known, however, in Colombia the habitat is rapidly being converted.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas.

Citation: Pacheco, V., Mantilla, H., Pineda, J. & Rodriguez, B. 2008. Sturnira ludovici. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20954A9239256. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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