Thomas's yellow-shouldered bat

Thomas's yellow-shouldered bat

Thomas's yellow-shouldered bat

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Sturnira thomasi

The Thomas's yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira thomasi ) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is endemic to Guadeloupe. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Appearance

The fur of this animal is uniformly grayish brown dorsally and ventrally and lacks the "yellow shoulder" characteristic of the genus.

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Extremely rare in the northern Lesser Antilles. Sturnira thomasi is relatively uncommon on many of the Antillean islands where it does occurs and unlike some fruit bats it needs native humid forest instead of tropical agriculture to flourish. Only two examples of the very rare bat have been mist-netted on Montserrat - 1 in 1994 by Pedersen in the Paradise Estate area and another in 2005 by Pedersen in Bottomless Ghaut.

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References

1. Thomas's yellow-shouldered bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas's_yellow-shouldered_bat
2. Thomas's yellow-shouldered bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/88154322/88154326

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