Glossophaga commissarisi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Glossophaga commissarisi
Species Authority: Gardner, 1962
Common Name(s):
English Commissaris's Long-tongued Bat

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 Sinaloa (Mexico) to Panama; southeastern Colombia; eastern Ecuador; eastern Peru; and northwestern Brazil (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 2,400 m (Reid, 1997). Also in Guyana.
Belize; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in most of its range in rainforest; less common in dry forest (Reid, 1997). In rainforest often it is more numerous than G. soricina. In Ecuador is rare, known for just one record (Tirira pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat occurs in evergreen forest, dry forest, banana groves, and clearings (Reid, 1997). It roosts in hollow trees, caves, and tunnels (Reid, 1997). The diet includes nectar and pollen of bananas and Mucuna, fruit of Acnistes, and moths (Howell and Burch, 1974). Birth peaks have been recorded January to April and July to August (Webster and Jones, 1993).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Citation: Miller, B., Reid, F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Glossophaga commissarisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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