Tonatia saurophila saurophila Koopman & Williams, 1951:11

Stripe-headed round-eared bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tonatia bidens saurophila Koopman & Williams, 1951:11


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene















Original scientific description:

Koopman, Karl F. and Williams, Ernest E. (1951). Fossil chiroptera collected by H. E. Anthony in Jamaica, 1919-1920. American Museum Novitates 1519: 1-29.


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.

Basantes, Mateo et al. (2020). Systematics and Taxonomy of Tonatia saurophila Koopman & Williams, 1951 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae). ZooKeys 915: 59-86.

Genoways, Hugh H., Bickham, John W., Baker, Robert J. and Phillips, Carleton J. (2005). Bats of Jamaica. Special Publications of the Museum of Texas Tech University 48: 1-155.

Koopman, K. F. 1976. Zoogeography. Pp. 39-47 in Biology of bats of the New World Family Phyllostomatidae, Part I (R. J. Baker, J. K. Jones, Jr., and D. C. Carter, eds.). Special Publications of the Museum, Texas Tech University 10: 1-218.

Morgan, G. S. 1993. Quaternary land vertebrates of Jamaica. Pp. 417-442 in Biostratigraphy of Jamaica (R. M. Wright and E. Robinson, eds.). Memoir of the Geological Society of America 182: x + 1-492.

Morgan, G. S. (2001). Patterns of extinction in West Indian bats. Pp. 369-407 in Biogeography of the West Indies: patterns and perspectives (C. A. Woods and F. E. Sergile, eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Morgan, G. S., and C. A. Woods. 1986. Extinction and the zoogeography of West Indian land mammals. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 28: 167-203.

Sampaio, E., Lim, B., Peters, S., Miller, B., Cuarón, A. D. and de Grammont, P. C. (2008). Tonatia saurophila. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 09 May 2015.

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.

Williams, E. E. (1952). Additional notes on fossil and subfossil bats from Jamaica. Journal of Mammalogy 33: 171-179.

Williams, S. L., M. R. Willig, and F. A. Reid. 1995. Review of the Tonatia bidens complex (Mammalia: Chiroptera), with descriptions of two new subspecies. Journal of Mammalogy 76: 612-626.


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