Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …


Editor-in-Chief: Denys, Christiane

6 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.714
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.816

CiteScore 2017: 0.82

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.433
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.603

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 80, Issue 5


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

Patrício A. da Rocha
  • Corresponding author
  • Graduate Program in Zoology, Department of Systematics and Ecology, Federal University of Paraiba, Cidade Universitária, João Pessoa, 58051-900, Paraíba, Brazil
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Marcus V. Brandão
  • Graduate Program in Biological Diversity and Conservation, Department of Biology, Federal University of São Carlos, Itinga, Sorocaba, 18052-78, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Guilherme S.T. Garbino / Irineu N. Cunha / Caroline C. Aires
Published Online: 2015-08-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0077


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


  • Baker, R.J. and H.H. Genoways. 1976. A new species of Chiroderma from Guadeloupe, West Indies (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Occas. Pap. Mus. Texas Tech Univ. 39: 1–9.Google Scholar

  • Bernard, E., V.C. Tavares and E. Sampaio. 2011. Updated compilation of bat species (Chiroptera) for the Brazilian Amazonia. Biota Neotrop. 11: 1–12.Google Scholar

  • Carter, D.C. and P.G. Dolan. 1978. Catalogue of type specimens of neotropical bats in selected European museums. Spec. Publ. Mus. Texas Tech Univ. 15: 11–135.Google Scholar

  • Carmignotto, A.P., M. de Vivo and A. Langguth. 2012. Mammals of the Cerrado and Caatinga: distribution patterns of the tropical open biomes of Central South America. In: (B.D. Patterson and L.P. Costa, eds.) Bones, clones, and biomes: the history and geography of recent Neotropical mammals. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. pp. 307–350.Google Scholar

  • Dobson, G.E. 1878. Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the collection of the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History), London, UK. pp. 567.Google Scholar

  • Garbino, G.S.T., C.C. Aquino and C.C. Aires. 2012. First record for the state of Rondônia and revised distribution map of Chiroderma trinitatum Goodwin, 1958 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in Brazil. Check List 8: 254–257.Google Scholar

  • Gardner, A.L. 2007. Genus Chiroderma W. Peters, 1860. In: (A.L. Gardner, ed.). Mammals of South America. Vol. 1, Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews and bats. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. pp. 321–326.Google Scholar

  • Greenlaw, J.S. and J. Swinebroad. 1967. A method for constructing and erecting aerial-nets in a forest. Bird Banding 38: 114–119.CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • Ivanauskas, N.M., R. Monteiro and R.R. Rodrigues. 2008. Classificação fitogeográfica das florestas do Alto Rio Xingu. Acta Amazon. 38: 387–402.Google Scholar

  • Kalko, E.K.V. and C.O. Handley. 2001. Neotropical bats in the canopy: diversity, community structure, and implications for conservation. Plant Ecol. 153: 319–333.Google Scholar

  • Nogueira, M.R., I.P. Lima, R. Moratelli, V.C. Tavares, R. Gregorin and A.L. Peracchi. 2014. Checklist of Brazilian bats, with comments on original records. Check List 10: 808–821.Google Scholar

  • Peters, W. 1860. Eine neue Gattung von Flederthieren, Chiroderma villosum, aus Brasilien. Monatsber. König. Preuss. Akad. Wiss, Berlin, BE. 1861:747–755.Google Scholar

  • Reid, F.A. 1997. A field guide to the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. pp. 334.Google Scholar

  • Sikes, R.S., W.L. Gannon, and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2011. Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research. J. Mammal. 92: 235–253.Google Scholar

  • Simmons, N.B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: (D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder, eds.) Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. pp. 312–529.Google Scholar

  • Simmons, N.B. and R.S. Voss. 1998. The mammals of Paracou, French Guiana: a neotropical lowland rainforest fauna. Part 1. Bats. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 237: 1–219.Google Scholar

  • Straube, F.C. and G.V. Bianconi. 2002. Sobre a grandeza e a unidade utilizada para estimar esforço de captura com utilização de redes de neblina. Chiroptera Neotrop. 8: 150–152.Google Scholar

  • Taddei, V.A. and B.K. Lim. 2010. A new species of Chiroderma (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) from Northeastern Brazil. Braz. J. Biol. 2: 381–386.Google Scholar

  • Thomas, O. 1891. Note on Chiroderma villosum, Peters, with the description of a new species of the genus. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova. 10: 881–83.Google Scholar

  • Vizotto, L.D. and V.A. Taddei. 1973. Chave para determinação de quirópteros brasileiros. Bolm. Ciên. Fac. Filos. Ciên. Letras, 1:1–72.Google Scholar

About the article

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.

Export Citation

©2016 by De Gruyter.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Juan Carlos Vargas-Mena, Kleytone Alves-Pereira, Marília Abero Sá Barros, Eder Barbier, Eugenia Cordero-Schmidt, Sergio Maia Queiroz Lima, Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, and Eduardo Martins Venticinque
Biota Neotropica, 2018, Volume 18, Number 2
Valéria da C. Tavares, Carla C. Nobre, Cesar F. de S. Palmuti, Eduardo de P. P. Nogueira, Josimar D. Gomes, Marcelo H. Marcos, Ricardo F. Silva, Solange G. Farias, and Paulo E. D. Bobrowiec
Acta Chiropterologica, 2017, Volume 19, Number 1, Page 93

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in