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First record of Salvin’s big-eyed bat Chiroderma salvini Dobson, 1878 for Brazil

Patrício A. da Rocha
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Published Online: 2015-08-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0077

Abstract

The present work reports the first record of Salvin’s big-eyed bat, Chiroderma salvini, for Brazil. One specimen was captured with mist nets set in the canopy, about 20 m high, in the Porto Velho municipality, Rondônia. Additionally, an old specimen from Aricá, Mato Grosso, deposited in the zoological collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo and identified as C. villosum, was here determined to be C. salvini. In the past two decades, approximately two new bat species are added to the Brazilian fauna per year. The expansion of sampling in border areas of the country, as in the case reported here, certainly increases the likelihood of finding new records.

Keywords: Amazon; Brazilian fauna; Cerrado; stenodermatinae

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Corresponding author: Patrício A. da Rocha, Graduate Program in Zoology, Department of Systematics and Ecology, Federal University of Paraiba, Cidade Universitária, João Pessoa, 58051-900, Paraíba, Brazil, e-mail:


Received: 2015-05-08

Accepted: 2015-07-24

Published Online: 2015-08-27

Published in Print: 2016-09-01


Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 80, Issue 5, Pages 573–578, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0077.

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