Balantiopteryx infusca Thomas, 1897:546

Brown sac-wing bat, Ecuadorian sac-winged bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 5 January 1897

Rediscovered on 25 December 1991


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Esmeraldas, Ecuador












Original scientific description:

Thomas, O. (1897). Descriptions of new bats and rodents from America. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 6, 20: 544-553.


Other references:

Arroyo-Cabrales, J. and J. K. Jones, Jr. (1988). Balantiopteryx io and Balantiopteryx infusca. Mammalian Species 313: 1-3.

Castaño-Salazar, John Harold and Cárdenas-Mosquera, Blas Antonio. (2020). New distribution record of the brown sac-wing bat Balantiopteryx infusca in Colombia / Nuevo registro de distribución del murciélago café de sacos alares Balantiopteryx infusca en Colombia. Therya Notes 1 (1): 82-85.

Dávalos, L. Burneo, S. and Lim, B. (2008). Balantiopteryx infusca. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 02 March 2013.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Hill, J. E. (1986). A note on Balantiopteryx infusca (Thomas, 1897) (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae). Mammalia 50: 558-560.

Carlos Ibáñez, Javier Juste, Ricardo López-Wilchis, Luis Albuja V. and Arturo Núñez-Garduño. (2002). Echolocation of three species of Sac-winged bats (Balantiopteryx). Journal of Mammalogy 83(4): 1049-1057. [Abstract]

McCarthy, Timothy J., Albuja, Luis and Manzano, Ivan. (2000). Rediscovery of the Brown Sac-wing bat, Balantiopteryx infusca (Thomas, 1897), in Ecuador. Journal of Mammalogy 81(4): 958-961. [Abstract]

Tirira, D. (2015). Balantiopteryx infusca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T2531A22029804. Downloaded on 22 March 2016.

Velandia-Perilla, Jorge Horacio et al. (2021). New Record of the Brown Sac-Wing Bat, Balantiopteryx infusca (Chiroptera, Emballonuridae) in Colombia. Mammalogy Notes 7(1): 194.


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