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First record of Platyrrhinus fusciventris (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) for the Caatinga biome

Patrício A. Rocha, Mônica A. Pedroso and Paúl M. Velazco
From the journal Mammalia

Abstract

The Neotropical genus Platyrrhinus includes 21 small- to medium-sized bat species. Until recently, the known distribution of Platyrrhinus fusciventris in Brazil was restricted to the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. Herein, we report the easternmost record of this species, extending its distribution to the Caatinga biome, in Northeastern Brazil, Sergipe state. The specimen reported extends the known eastern limit of the species distribution by more than 800 km, suggesting that this species, although preferring rainforest habitats, also possesses the plasticity to exploit resources of the seasonal dry forests, as the Caatinga.

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to CAPES (MAP) for graduate stipends and CNPq for research grants to PAR (processes 501701/2013–3 and 150407/2015–7).

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Received: 2016-11-25
Accepted: 2017-4-26
Published Online: 2017-6-12
Published in Print: 2018-2-23

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