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Sturnira ludovici

Highland Yellow-shouldered Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Highland Yellow-shouldered Bats are a bit larger than Little Yellow-shouldered Bats. Like them, they are stocky, and large males have shoulder patches - in this species, ranging from orange to dark red, in spite of their common name, which would lead you to look for a yellow patch. They have long, thick fur and hairy feet. They are abundant in mid-elevation forests where most of the large trees keep their green leaves throughout the year. They are also found in forest edges and fruit groves - they eat fruit - but their roost sites are unknown.

Range: Head and Body: 66-70 mm

Range: 17-23 g


Anthony, H.E., 1924. American Museum Novitates, 139:8.


Mammal Species of the World (opens in a new window).

Distribution of Sturnira ludovici