English : Jamaican fruit-eating bat
French : Artibé de la Jamaique
Class : Mammalia
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Notes : 7 other subspecies known.
Body length of 8.9 cm, wingspan of 150 cm, weight of 60 g. Ears are pointed and not very big. Lips are lined with warts, nose is leaf-shaped. Fur is uniform dark brown to almost black. Dark gray to black wings.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in most of Central America from Mexico and in south-America, west to Amazon south to Peru. Also Lesser and Greater Antilles, Bahamas. Lives in shrublands, open woodlands and forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species isn’t considered threatened at the moment as it has a large range and it is believed to be at least locally common.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known