Gardnerycteris koepckeae (Gardner & Patton, 1972:7)

Koepcke's hairy-nosed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mimon koepckeae Gardner & Patton, 1972:7 (basionym); Mimon crenulatum koepckeae (Gardner & Patton, 1972:7)


Transferred to the newly erected genus Gardnerycteris by (Hurtado & Pacheco, 2014), which was re-affirmed by (Hurtado & D'Elía, 2018).


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Hurtado et al., 2014)

IUCN status: Data Deficient



Bolivia, Colombia & Huanhuachayo, Departamento de Ayacucho, Peru


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gardner, A. L. and Patton J. L. (1972). New species of Philander (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) and Mimon (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Peru. Occasional Papers of The Museum of Zoology of Louisiana State University 43: 1-12.


Other references:

Hurtado, Natalí, Arias, Edith and Pacheco, Víctor. (2014). Redescription of Mimon koepckeae (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Zoologia (Curitiba) 31(4): 377-388.

Hurtado, Natalí and D'Elía, Guillermo. (2018). Taxonomy of the genus Gardnerycteris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Acta Chiropterologica 20(1): 99-115.

Hurtado, Natalí and Pacheco, Víctor. (2014). Análisis filogenético del género Mimon Gray, 1847 (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) con la descripción de un nuevo género. Therya 5(3): 751-791.

Koopman, K. F. (1976). Zoogeography, pp. 39-48. In: Baker, R. J., Jones, J. K. and Carter, D. C. (eds.). Biology of the New World Family Phyllostomatidae. Lubbock, Texas Tech Press, Part I, 219p.

Koopman, K. F. (1978). Zoogeography of Peruvian bats with special emphasis on the role of the Andes. American Museum Novitates 2671: 1-33.

Koopman, K. F. (1993). Order Chiroptera. Pp. 137-241. In: Wilson, Don E. and Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Second ed. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1207 pp.

Koopman, K. F. (1994). Chiroptera: Systematics. Handbook of Zoology, vol. VIII, pt. 60, Mammalia, 1-217.

Morales-Martínez, D.M., H.E. Ramírez-Chaves, J.E. Colmenares-Pinzón, and L.G. Gómez. (2020). The Koepcke’s spear-nosed bat, Gardnerycteris koepckeae (Gardner and Patton, 1972)(Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), is not endemic to Peru: first record from the Amazon foothills of Colombia. Mammalia 84(5): 439-447.

Simmons, N. B. (2005). Order Chiroptera, pp. 312-529. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.

Velazco, P. and Aguirre, L. (2008). Mimon koepckeae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 27 September 2014.

Velazco, P. and Aguirre, L. (2019). Gardnerycteris koepckeae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T136266A88183296. Accessed on 08 May 2023.


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