|Scientific Name:||Erophylla sezekorni|
|Species Authority:||(Gundlach, 1860)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Does not include bombifrons. Reviewed by Baker et al. (1978), but note that they included bombifrons in this taxon. Reviewed by Timm and Genoways (2003).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Mancina, C. & Dávalos, L.|
|Reviewer(s):||Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is known from Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Cayman Islands (Simmons, 2005).|
Native:Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Jamaica
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|Population:||This bat is apparently locally common; it can form colonies of thousands (Gannon et al., 2005).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species normally roosts in large colonies in cooler portions. It begins foraging later than many other bats (Gannon et al., 2005). Its diet typically contains some combination of insects, nectar, and fruit. It has a litter size of one and probably gives birth just once each year in spring (Gannon et al. 2005).|
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to the caves - mining, guano (Mancina pers. comm.).|
|Conservation Actions:||Protect the caves.|
Baker, R. J., August, P. V. and Steuter, A. A. 1978. Erophylla sezekorni. Mammalian Species 115: 1-5.
Gannon, M. R., Kurta, A., Rodriguez-Duran, A. and Willig, M. R. 2005. Bats of Puerto Rico. Texas Tech University Press.
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.
Timm, R. M. and Genoways, H. H. 2003. West Indian mammals from the Albert Schwartz Collection: Biological and historical information. Scientific Papers of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum 29: 1-47.
|Citation:||Mancina, C. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Erophylla sezekorni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.|
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