Carollia subrufa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Carollia subrufa
Species Authority: (Hahn, 1905)
Common Name(s):
English Gray Short-tailed Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Not a subspecies of castanea.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, 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 is known from Jalisco (Mexico) to northwestern Nicaragua. A report of this species from Guyana (Koopman, 1993) appears to be in error (Lim pers. comm.) (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 1,200 m (Reid, 1997). Occurs in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua
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Population [top]

Population: This bat is common to abundant in dry forest; absent in rainforest (Reid, 1997).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in dry, deciduous forest and second growth woodland (Reid, 1997). It roosts in caves, empty wells, culverts, hollow trees, and buildings (Reid, 1997). This bat feeds on fruits of Piper, Cecropia, Muntingia, and Solanum spp. (Fleming, 1988). Reproductive cycle appears to be bimodal, with pregnant females from December to May and July to October (LaVal and Rodriguez-H, 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Really difficult to identify, may be confused with other species of Carollia. In Mexico does not have important habitat loss (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas. Research actions.

Citation: Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Carollia subrufa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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