Artibeus hirsutus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Artibeus hirsutus
Species Authority: K. Andersen, 1906
Common Name(s):
English Hairy Fruit-eating Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. & Schipper, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed medium size population, occurrence in a number of protected areas and it is a habitat generalist.
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known on the Pacific versant from Sonora to Guerrero (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: Is a uncommon species (Ceballos and Oliva, 2005)
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been collected most frequently in mist nets over ponds and streams, and in mango and fig orchards. Recorded daytime roosts include abandoned mines, small caves, buildings, and beneath boulders. It has been collected in arid upland zones. Pregnant females have been collected from February to September, except March; and lactating females and scroted males have been taken in June, August, and September (Webster and Jones, 1983).
It has been estimated a habitat loss of 6-13% over the last ten years (Cuaron and de Grammont pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Inside its range it is found some protected areas such as the Chamela-Cuixmala Reserve and the Sierra de Manantlan Reserve (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.)

Citation: Arroyo-Cabrales, J. & Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T. 2008. Artibeus hirsutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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