Glossophaga leachii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Glossophaga leachii
Species Authority: Gray, 1844
Common Name(s):
English Gray Long-tongued Bat, Gray's Long-tongued Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Originally considered a subspecies of soricina.

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 Costa Rica north to Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Tlaxcala, and Colima (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 2,400 m (Reid, 1997).
Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua
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Population [top]

Population: It is fairly common (Reid, 1997). Rare in Costa Rica (Rodriguez-Herrera pers. comm.). Not so common in Nicaragua (Medina pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in thorn scrub, deciduous and pine-oak forest; occasionally recorded in evergreen forest and agricultural areas (Reid, 1997). Its biology probably is similar to G. soricina, a species better known. The roosts include caves, buildings, and culverts. Flowers visited by this species include Pseudobombax and Ipomeas. The reproduction does not appear to be seasonal (Webster and Jones, 1984; Reid, 1997).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss, human induced fire, persecution are localised threats.

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 leachii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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