Cubanycteris silvai Mancina & Garcia-Rivera, 2005



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Quaternary (Mancina et al., 2005)


This species is only known from sub-fossil remains, of Quaternary age according to (Mancina et al., 2005).









Holotype: IES 1.5540 (Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, La Habana, field number 033)


3 Paratypes:

MNHNcu 3787 (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana, field number 029)
IES 1.5542 (field number 030)
IES 1.5542 (field number 034)






Original scientific description:

Mancina, Carlos A., and, Garcia-Rivera, Lainet. (2005). New Genus and Species of Fossil Bat (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Cuba. Caribbean Journal of Science 41(1): 22-27.


Other references:

Borroto-Páez, Rafael and Mancina, Carlos A. (2017). Biodiversity and conservation of Cuban mammals: past, present, and invasive species. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 964-985.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

Upham, Nathan S. (2017). Past and present of insular Caribbean mammals: understanding Holocene extinctions to inform modern biodiversity conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4): 913-917.


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