|Scientific Name:||Phyllonycteris aphylla|
|Species Authority:||(Miller, 1898)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Dávalos, L. & Rodriguez, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution, its presumed large population.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Jamaica (Simmons, 2005).|
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|Population:||It is uncommon to locally common, found in five caves (Genoways et al., 2005).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is colonial and roosts in caves, often together with other bats species. The only major colony contains a few hundred individuals. A female with one embryo was caught in January; and a pregnant female captured in June (Genoways et al., 2005). Its diet consists of fruit, pollen, nectar, and perhaps insects (Nowak, 1999); captive individuals thrived on a diet of bananas, mangoes, papayas, and various kinds of canned fruit nectars (Nowak, 1999).|
|Major Threat(s):||The only major colony contains a few hundred individuals and is considered vulnerable to human disturbance (Nowak, 1999).|
|Conservation Actions:||Habitat conservation.|
Genoways, H. H., Baker, R. J., Bickham, J. W. and Phillips, C. J. 2005. Bats of Jamaica. Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University 48: 1-155.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
Simmons, N. B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Dávalos, L. & Rodriguez, A. 2008. Phyllonycteris aphylla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.|
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