|Scientific Name:||Glossophaga longirostris|
|Species Authority:||Miller, 1898|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Needs taxonomic revision (contains many subspecies) (Tavares pers. comm.). Includes elongata.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Tavares, V. & Soriano, P.|
|Reviewer/s:||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Colombia, Venezuela (including Margarita Island), north Brazil (only in Roraima -Webster and Handley 1986), Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent, Curaçao, Bonaire, and Aruba (Lesser Antilles). The records from Dominica and Ecuador are erroneous (Simmons 2005). 0-2,250 meters (Lew pers. comm.).|
Native:Brazil; Colombia; Grenada; Guyana; Netherlands Antilles; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, U.S.
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|Population:||The taxonomy is poorly undestood and difficult to extrapolate across current subspecies organizations. Not common in Trinidad and Tobago (Goodwin and Greenhall, 1961)|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species forms maternal colonies in shelters such as caves and hollow trees. Several hundred females and their young can roost together. Normally a single young is born. The time of reproduction can be strongly seasonal in habitats with pronounced rainfall cycles, but females are polyestrous and can bear two or three young per year. Though fully capable of hovering in flight while taking nectar from flowers, this bat is also to some extent a foliage-gleaning insectivore (Howell, 1983). Activity periods are bimodal, just before dawn and just after dusk. During the period of nectar production by Agave, individual bat will defend the plants against conspecifics to ensure an exclusive supply of nectar and pollen (Lemke, 1984; Willig, 1983). Seems resticted to dry habitat types and open areas (Soriano pers. comm.)|
|Major Threat(s):||As currently defined taxonomically, this species is not threatened. There is some localised destruction of some habitat. It may be composed of several unique species with more restricted ranges.|
|Conservation Actions:||Review taxonomic status. Avoid habitat loss.|
|Citation:||Tavares, V. & Soriano, P. 2008. Glossophaga longirostris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 December 2013.|
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