Choco Broad-nosed Bat

Choco Broad-nosed Bat
Choco Broad-nosed Bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Platyrrhinus
Species: P. chocoensis
Binomial name
Platyrrhinus chocoensis
Alberico & Velasco, 1991

The Choco Broad-nosed Bat (Platyrrhinus chocoensis) is a species of bat in the family Phyllostomidae. It is native to Colombia and Ecuador, where it is found in the Choco region lowlands[1][2] at elevations from 35 to 305 m.[1] It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Velazco, P. & Aguirre, L. (2008). "Platyrrhinus chocoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Simmons, Nancy B. (2005), "Chiroptera", in Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M., Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 312–529, ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0,, retrieved 13 September 2009