IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Calyptophilus frugivorus occurs in four subspecies in Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). The races abbotti, from Gonve Island, Haiti, and frugivorus, from the Saman Peninsula in the north-eastern Dominican Republic, are both likely to be extinct, with no confirmed records of either since the early 1980s; Gonve though has not been extensively surveyed and so subspecies abbotti could possibly survive (N. Khwaja in litt. 2012). The race neibae in the Cordillera Central of the Dominican Republic has apparently undergone a dramatic decline (Raffaele et al. 1998), and recent records derive solely from the Sierras de Neiba (S. Latta in litt. 1998), where it is locally common (Rimmer et al. 2003), and Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve (Almonte and Fernndez 2002). The race tertius occurs in southern Haiti and south-west Dominican Republic, including the Sierra de Baoruco and remains locally secure.


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