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Volume 81, Issue 3


Filling the gap: first record of the transparent-winged big-eared bat Histiotus diaphanopterus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in southwestern Brazil

Thiago Borges Fernandes Semedo
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  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT), Instituto de Biociências, 78060-900, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
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Published Online: 2016-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0007


Known only from five localities Histiotus diaphanopterus is the least known species of the genus, occurring in the dry diagonal vegetation across central-eastern South America. Herein, we provide two new records of the species based on voucher specimens and provide new data on its reproductive biology. Our record from Brazil represents the southernmost locality of H. diaphanopterus in the Cerrado, filling a gap in the geographic distribution of the species approximately 1200 km and 950 km to the records of northeast Brazil and central Bolivia, respectively. The reproductive data suggest a polyestrous seasonal bimodal reproductive pattern in the Cerrado biome.

Keywords: big-eared bat; Bolivia; Cerrado; geographic distribution; Mato Grosso


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About the article

Received: 2016-01-08

Accepted: 2016-04-13

Published Online: 2016-06-02

Published in Print: 2017-05-01

Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 81, Issue 3, Pages 323–327, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0007.

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