Erophylla sezekorni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Erophylla sezekorni
Species Authority: (Gundlach, 1860)
Common Name(s):
English Buffy Flower Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Does not include bombifrons. Reviewed by Baker et al. (1978), but note that they included bombifrons in this taxon. Reviewed by Timm and Genoways (2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mancina, C. & Dávalos, L.
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: This species is known from Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Cayman Islands (Simmons, 2005).
Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Jamaica
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Population [top]

Population: This bat is apparently locally common; it can form colonies of thousands (Gannon et al., 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species normally roosts in large colonies in cooler portions. It begins foraging later than many other bats (Gannon et al., 2005). Its diet typically contains some combination of insects, nectar, and fruit. It has a litter size of one and probably gives birth just once each year in spring (Gannon et al. 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to the caves - mining, guano (Mancina pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protect the caves.

Citation: Mancina, C. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Erophylla sezekorni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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