Artibeus toltecus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Artibeus toltecus
Species Authority: (Saussure, 1860)
Common Name(s):
English Toltec Fruit-eating Bat
Taxonomic Notes: This subgenus has been recognized as a separate genus on molecular grounds (Lim et al. 2004), but there are no diagnostic morphological differences from Artibeus.

Subgenus Dermanura (Simmons 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Rodriguez, B. & Cajas, J.
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, 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: Panama to Nuevo León and Sinaloa (Mexico) (Simmons 2005).
Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: Its common (Rodriguez and Cajas pers. comm.)
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat has been collected from caves and buildings (Jones 1966), and under banana leaves (Davis 1944). It is also captured in mist nets in subtropical and tropical evergreen forests, particularly over water or in the vicinity of fruit groves, including the semi-arids parts of interior of Mexico (Lukens and Davis 1957). Fruits are the major dietary item, especially figs and Cecropia (Gardner 1977).
Pregnant females have been captured in each month from January to August and in October; lactating females are known from January, May and June, through September (Wilson 1979).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in Protected areas.

Citation: Rodriguez, B. & Cajas, J. 2008. Artibeus toltecus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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