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Carollia subrufa (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

Jorge Ortega, Berenice Vite-De León, Alejandro Tinajero-Espitia, José Antonio Romero-Meza
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/823.1 1-4 First published online: 3 June 2008


Carollia subrufa (Hahn, 1905) is a small phyllostomid commonly called the gray short-tailed bat or Hahn's short-tailed bat. Its head is short with a high, rounded braincase, well-developed nose leaf, and a series of face warts that form a U on the lower lip. C subrufa is 1 of 6 species of Carollia. This bat is distributed from Jalisco, Mexico, to northwestern Costa Rica, mostly in the Pacific versant of Middle America to Nicaragua, and may reach Panama. C subrufa is commonly found between sea level and 1,200 m in tropical dry deciduous forest and 2nd-growth woodland. From a conservation standpoint, it is a species of least concern.

Key words
  • bat
  • Carollinae
  • gray short-tailed bat
  • Hahn's short-tailed bat
  • Microchiroptera
  • phyllostomid