Rosenberg's fruit-eating bat

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Rosenberg's fruit-eating bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Dermanura
Species: D. rosenbergi
Binomial name
Dermanura rosenbergi
(Thomas, 1897)
  • Artibeus rosenbergi Thomas, 1897

Rosenberg's fruit-eating bat (Dermanura rosenbergi, often misspelled rosenbergii[2]) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is found in humid tropical forests in the El Chocó region on the coast of western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador at altitudes below 500 m.[1] Until recently it was included within A. glaucus,[3] a canopy frugivore that also eats insects.[1] It is threatened by deforestation.[1] The specific name is in honor of collector W. F. H. Rosenberg.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Solari, S.; Mantilla, H. (2016). "Dermanura rosenbergii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136505A4302004. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136505A4302004.en. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (2008). Mammals of South America: Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press. pp. 669 (see p. 320). ISBN 0-226-28240-6.
  3. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  4. ^ Thomas, O. (1897). "Descriptions of new bats and rodents from America". Journal of Natural History. Series 6. 20 (120): 544–553. doi:10.1080/00222939709487398.