Skip to content
Licensed Unlicensed Requires Authentication Published by De Gruyter September 17, 2014

Two new range records of bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) for the Atlantic Forest, eastern Brazil

  • Renato Gregorin EMAIL logo , Karina Lobão Vasconcellos and Bruno Brett Gil
From the journal Mammalia


In this study we presented two new records of bats for the Atlantic Forest, eastern Brazil. Four individuals of Mesophylla macconnelli were captured in fragments at vicinity of Ilhéus, State of Bahia, and first record for the Atlantic Forest. Second record of Dryadonycteris capixaba for Atlantic Forest was based on the capture of two individuals from Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, located at the eastern part of Minas Gerais.

Corresponding author: Renato Gregorin, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Lavras, Caixa postal 3037, CEP 37200-000. Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, e-mail:


We thank Felipe Santana, Luciany Oliveira and the personnel of PERD for assistance with field work, and the Instituto Estadual de Florestas (IEF-MG) for permission to study in PERD. We kindly thank Dr. Sharon Swartz for her review of the English language and suggestions on the draft. This study was partially funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq).


Ab′Saber, A.W. 1977. Os domínios morfoclimáticos na América do Sul. Geomorfologia. 52: 1–21.Search in Google Scholar

Aires, C.C., F.O. Nascimento and A. Cesari. 2011. Mammalia, Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae, Rhogeessa hussoni Genoways and Baker, 1996: distribution extension and taxonomic notes. Check List. 7: 117–119.Search in Google Scholar

Arroyo-Cabrales, J. 2007. Genus Mesophylla. In: (A.L. Gardner, ed.) Mammals of South America. Volume 1. Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. pp. 327–329.Search in Google Scholar

Bernard, E., L.M.S. Aguiar and R.B. Machado. 2010. Discovering the Brazilian bat fauna: a task for two centuries. Mammal Rev. 41: 23–39.10.1111/j.1365-2907.2010.00164.xSearch in Google Scholar

Eisenberg, J.F. and K.H. Redford. 1999. Mammals of the neotropics. The Central Neotropics. Volume 3. Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. pp. 609.Search in Google Scholar

Falcão, F.C., V.F. Rebêlo and A.A. Talamoni. 2003. Structure of a bat assemblage (Mammalia, Chiroptera) in Serra of Caraça Reserve, south-east Brazil. Rev. Bras. Zool. 20: 347–350.Search in Google Scholar

Faria, D. 2006. Phyllostomid bats of a fragmented landscape in the north-eastern Atlantic Forest, Brazil. J. Trop. Ecol. 22: 531–542.10.1017/S0266467406003385Search in Google Scholar

Garbino, G.S.T. 2011. Chiroptera, Emballonuridae, Saccopteryx leptura (Schreber, 1774): Range extension and first record for the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Check List. (Available at www. in Google Scholar

Gardner A.L. 2007. Mammals of South America. Volume 1. Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. The University Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. pp xx + 669.Search in Google Scholar

Gregorin, R. and A.D. Ditchfield. 2005. New genus and species of nectar-feeding bat in the tribe Lonchophyllini (Phyllostomidae: Glossophaginae) from northeastern Brazil. J. Mammal. 86: 403–414.10.1644/BRB-229.1Search in Google Scholar

Gregorin, R. and R.V. Rossi. 2005. Glyphonycteris daviesi (Hill, 1964), a rare Central American and Amazonian bat record for eastern Brazilian Atlantic Forest (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae). Mammalia 69: 427–430.Search in Google Scholar

Gregorin, R., E. Gonçalves, B.K. Lim and M.D. Engstrom. 2006. New species of disk-winged bat Thyroptera and range extension for T. discifera. J. Mammal. 87: 238–246.10.1644/05-MAMM-A-125R1R1.1Search in Google Scholar

Mendes, P., T.B. Vieira, J.C. Rovida, S.R. Lopes, M.M. Martinelli, M. Oprea and A.D. Ditchfield. 2009. Registros notáveis de morcegos (Chiroptera: Molossidae) no estado do Espírito Santo, Brasil. Bol. Mus. Biol. Mello Leitão (S. N.) 25: 97–93.Search in Google Scholar

Miranda, J.M.D., I.P. Bernardi and F.C. Passos, 2006. A new species of Eptesicus (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Zootaxa. 1383: 57–68.10.11646/zootaxa.1383.1.4Search in Google Scholar

Moratelli, R., A.L. Peracchi, D. Dias and J.A. Oliveira. 2011. Geographic variation in South American populations of Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 2821) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with the description of two new species. Mammal. Biol. 76: 592–607.Search in Google Scholar

Nogueira, M.R., I.P. Lima, A.L. Peracchi and N.B. Simmons 2012. New genus and species of nectar-feeding bat from the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Glossophaginae). Am. Mus. Novit. 3747: 1–30.10.1206/3747.2Search in Google Scholar

Paglia A.P., G.A.B. Fonseca and A.B. Rylands. 2011. Lista Anotada dos Mamíferos do Brasil/Annotated Checklist of Brazilian Mammals. 2a Versão Atualizada/2nd Edition. Occas. Pap. Conserv. Biol. 6: 1–75.Search in Google Scholar

Peixoto, A.L. and A. Gentry. 1990. Diversidade e composição florística da mata de tabuleiro na Reserva Florestal de Linhares (Espírito Santo, Brasil). Rev. Brasil. Bot. 13: 19–25.Search in Google Scholar

Taddei, V.A. and B.K. Lim. 2010. A new species of Chiroderma (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) from Northeastern Brazil. Brazil. J. Biol. 70: 381–386.Search in Google Scholar

Tavares, V.C., F.A. Perini and J.A. Lombardi. 2007. The bat communities (Chiroptera) of the Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, a large remnant of Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil. Lundiana 8: 35–47.Search in Google Scholar

Thomas, W.W., A.M.V. Carvalho, A.M.A. Amorim, J. Garrison and A.L. Arbeláez. 1998. Plant endemism in two Forest in southern Bahia, Brazil. Biodiv. Conserv. 7: 311–322.Search in Google Scholar

Zortéa, M. and L.A.G. Tomaz. 2006. Dois novos registros de morcegos (Mammalia, Chiroptera) para o Cerrado do Brasil Central. Chirop. Neotr. 12. (Available at in Google Scholar

Received: 2013-9-12
Accepted: 2014-2-14
Published Online: 2014-9-17
Published in Print: 2015-2-1

©2014 by De Gruyter

Downloaded on 8.12.2023 from
Scroll to top button