Phyllops falcatus haitiensis Allen, 1908

Hispaniolan fig-eating bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ardops haitiensis Allen, 1908; Stenoderma haitiensis Allen, 1908; Phyllops haitiensis Allen, 1908


Conservation Status


Last record: 3 August, 1976 (Timm & Genoways, 2003)









USNM 218351 (skull)

USNM 2671139 to 42






Original scientific description:

Allen, J. A. (1908). Mammalogical notes. II. Bats from the island of San Domingo. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 24: 580-582.


Other references:

Da Cunha Tavares, Valéria, and Mancina, Carlos A. (2008). Phyllops falcatus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Mammalian Species 811: 1–7.

Klingener, D., H. H. Genoways, and R. J. Baker. (1978). Bats from southern Haiti. Annals of Carnegie Museum 47: 81-99.

Koopman, K. F. 1989. A review and analysis of the bats of the West Indies. Pp. 635-644, in Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, present, and future (C. A. Woods, ed.). Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL, 878 pp.

Mancina, C., Dávalos, L. & Incháustegui, S. (2008). Phyllops falcatus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 October 2011.

Sanborn, C. C. (1941). Descriptions and records of Neotropical bats. Field Museum of Natural History, Zoological Series 27: 371-387.

Soto-Centeno, J. Angel, Simmons, Nancy B. and Steadman, David W. (2017). The bat community of Haiti and evidence for its long-term persistence at high elevations. PLoS One 12(6): e0178066.

Swanepoel, P., and H. H. Genoways. (1979). Morphometrics. Pp. 13-106 in R. J. Baker, J. K. Jones, Jr., and D. C. Carter (eds.), Biology of bats of the New World family Phyllostomatidae, Part 111. Special Publications of the Museum, Texas Tech University 16: 1441.

Timm, R. M. and Genoways, H. H. (2003). West Indian mammals from the Albert Schwartz Collection: Biological and historical information. Scientific Papers of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum 29: 1-47.


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