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Volume 81, Issue 5


Taxonomic reassessment of bats from Castelnau’s expedition to South America (1843–1847): Phyllostoma angusticeps Gervais, 1856 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae)

Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales
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  • Laboratorio de Arqueozoología “M. en C. Ticul Álvarez Solórzano”, Subdirección de Laboratorios y Apoyo Académico, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Moneda # 16, Col. Centro, 06060 México, D. F., Mexico
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Published Online: 2016-09-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0043


Gervais, in 1856, described the bats collected during Castelnau’s expedition through South America (1843–1847). We report that Phyllostoma angusticeps (Gervais, 1856), long treated as a junior synonym of Phyllostomus discolor (Wagner, 1843), is not a representative of the genus Phyllostomus. In fact, as we demonstrate, it represents the taxon known as Trachops cirrhosus. We also provide a summary, in tabular form, of the genera and species first described by Gervais (1856).

Keywords: Castelnau; Chiroptera taxonomy; Phyllostoma angusticeps; Phyllostomus discolor; Trachops cirrhosus


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About the article


Received: 2016-04-04

Accepted: 2016-07-20

Published Online: 2016-09-26

Published in Print: 2017-08-28

Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 81, Issue 5, Pages 513–517, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0043.

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