Ipanema bat

Ipanema bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Stenodermatinae
Species : Pygoderma bilabiatum


The Ipanema bat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Ipanema bat
A young / baby of a Ipanema bat is called a 'pup'. A Ipanema bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the Ipanema bat

Based on the previous list of bats published by Lim and Engstrom (2001), the following changes are noted: Pygoderma bilabiatum is an erroneous record from Surinam (Voss and Emmons, 1996); previous records of Vampyressa melissa and Platyrrhinus lineatus for French Guiana are considered misidentifications (Charles-Dominique et al. (Full text)

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