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First record of Micronycteris sanborni (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Central Amazonia, Brazil: range expansion and description of its echolocation

Adrià López-Baucells
  • Corresponding author
  • Centre for Environmental Biology, Science Faculty, Animal Biology Department, C2 Campo Grande, 1749-016, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, C.P. 478, Manaus, AM 69011-970, Brazil
  • Granollers Museum of Natural Science, Chiroptera Research Area, Av. Francesc Macià 51, 08402 Granollers, Catalonia
  • Email:
/ Ricardo Rocha
  • Centre for Environmental Biology, Science Faculty, Animal Biology Department, C2 Campo Grande, 1749-016, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, C.P. 478, Manaus, AM 69011-970, Brazil
  • Metapopulation Research Group, Faculty of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1), FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
/ Ileana García-Mayes
  • Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901, USA
/ Kevina Vulinec
  • Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, C.P. 478, Manaus, AM 69011-970, Brazil
  • Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901, USA
/ Christoph F.J. Meyer
  • Centre for Environmental Biology, Science Faculty, Animal Biology Department, C2 Campo Grande, 1749-016, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, C.P. 478, Manaus, AM 69011-970, Brazil
Published Online: 2013-07-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2013-0006

Abstract

This note reports the first record of Micronycteris sanborni in Amazonas State, Brazil. It extends the species’ known range >2000 km northwestward and represents the first record of M. sanborni in a humid tropical ecosystem, suggesting that the species might not be exclusive to dry areas, as previously thought. The individual was captured in Vismia-dominated secondary forest within the fragmented landscape of the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project. We present morphometric data and provide the first description of the echolocation calls of this poorly known species.

Keywords: echolocation; Micronycteris sanborni; Phyllostomidae; range expansion; secondary forest

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About the article

Corresponding author: Adrià López-Baucells, Centre for Environmental Biology, Science Faculty, Animal Biology Department, C2 Campo Grande, 1749-016, Lisbon, Portugal; Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, C.P. 478, Manaus, AM 69011-970, Brazil; and Granollers Museum of Natural Science, Chiroptera Research Area, Av. Francesc Macià 51, 08402 Granollers, Catalonia, e-mail:


Received: 2013-01-15

Accepted: 2013-06-12

Published Online: 2013-07-12

Published in Print: 2014-02-01



Citation Information: mammalia, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2013-0006. Export Citation

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