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Sturnira lilium lostuxtlas2008.jpg
Little yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira lilium)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Subfamily: Stenodermatinae
Genus: Sturnira
Gray, 1842

Sturnira is a genus of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. The genus name comes from the Latin for "starling" and refers to HMS Starling, which took part in an 1836 voyage to Brazil during which the type specimen was collected.[1] It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Giannini, N.P. & Barquez, R.M. (2003). "Sturnira erythromos". Mammalian Species: Number 729: pp. 1–5. doi:10.1644/729.
  2. ^ McCarthy, T. J.; Albuja, L.; Alberico, M. S. (2006). "A new species of chocoan Sturnira (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) from western Ecuador and Colombia". Annals of Carnegie Museum. 75 (2): 97–111. doi:10.2992/0097-4463(2006)75[97:ANSOCS]2.0.CO;2.