Glossophaga morenoi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Glossophaga morenoi
Species Authority: Martinez & Villa, 1938
Common Name(s):
English Western Long-tongued Bat
Taxonomic Notes: Includes mexicana. Solmsen (1998) treated morenoi as a synonym of leachii, and brevirostris as a subspecies of mexicana (listed as a distinct species) with no comment.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. & Schipper, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution in southern Mexico, presumed fairly abundant populations in the protected areas where it occurs, 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 Chiapas to Michoacan and Tlaxcala (Mexico) (Simmons, 2005). It occurs from lowlands to 1,500 m (usually below 300 m and close to sea level) (Reid, 1997; Ceballos and Oliva, 2005).
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Population [top]

Population: Inside its wide distribution it is found in few localities, and in these localities it is considered common (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in thorn scrub and dry, pine-oak forest, often near water (Reid, 1997). It roosts in caves, hollow trees, culverts, wells, and buildings. It has been caught in mist nets set over rivers and creeks in arid regions and was recorded in Chiapas with the 3 other Glossophaga species found in Mexico (Webster and Jones, 1985; Reid, 1997). Habitat loss between 0 - 1% over the last ten years (Cuaron and de Grammont pers. comm.)
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in at least five protected areas (Arroyo-Cabrales pers. comm.).

Citation: Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Cuarón, A.D. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Glossophaga morenoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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