Phyllops silvai Suárez & Díaz-Franco

Silva’s Fig-eating Bat (Phyllops silvai)

This species was described in 2003; it is known from fossil remains that can be dated to a Late Pleistocene age, the species, however, might well have survived into the Holocene era.

The island of Cuba still harbors at least one surviving congeneric species, the Cuban Fig-eating Bat (Phyllops falcatus (Gray)).


edited: 10.08.2022