Phyllonycteris major Anthony, 1917:567

Puerto Rican flower bat, Puerto Rican long-tongued bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Subfossil



Antingua, Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico












Original scientific description:

Anthony, H. E. (1917). Two New Fossil Bats from Puerto Rico. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 37: 565-568.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Anthony, H. E. (1918). Mem. Am. Mus. Natl. Hist. n.s. 2(2): 333-435. [incomplete citation]

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Hall, E. R. 1981. The mammals of North America. Second ed. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1:1-600 + 90, 2:601-1181 + 90.

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Olson, Storrs L. (1984). Fossil vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser Antilles: Evidence for late Holocene human-caused extinctions in the West Indies. Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA 81: 4448-4451.

Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. 2005 Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.


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