Guide to the bats of Montserrat

Artibeus jamaicensis Chiroderma improvisum Brachyphylla cavernarum Noctilio leporinus
Ardops nichollsi Sturnira thomasi Monophyllus plethodon Molossus molossus
Tadarida brasiliensis Natalus stramineus Key to Roosts Key to Taxa

White-Lined bat - Chiroderma improvisum

STATUS: This bat is extremely rare, having been found only on the islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, and Guadeloupe. Together, less than 10 animals have ever been captured and examined.

IDENTIFICATION: These bats are slightly larger than Artibeus. They exhibit a thin white line running down the neck and back. These bats have remarkably large eyes. So far, there is absolutely nothing consistent about the types of habitat that thay have been captured in.

REFERENCE: Mammalian Species No. 134: Chiroderma improvisum by Jones, J. K. Jr., and R. J. Baker.

See Entry: Walker's Mammals of the World Online version 5.1, by Ronald Nowak, 1997