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Volume 82, Issue 2


First record of Platyrrhinus fusciventris (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) for the Caatinga biome

Patrício A. Rocha
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  • Graduate Program in Biological Science (Zoology), Department of Systematics and Ecology, Federal University of Paraiba, Cidade Universitária, João Pessoa, 58051-900 Paraíba, Brazil
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Published Online: 2017-06-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0170


The Neotropical genus Platyrrhinus includes 21 small- to medium-sized bat species. Until recently, the known distribution of Platyrrhinus fusciventris in Brazil was restricted to the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. Herein, we report the easternmost record of this species, extending its distribution to the Caatinga biome, in Northeastern Brazil, Sergipe state. The specimen reported extends the known eastern limit of the species distribution by more than 800 km, suggesting that this species, although preferring rainforest habitats, also possesses the plasticity to exploit resources of the seasonal dry forests, as the Caatinga.

Keywords: Northeastern Brazil; range extension; Sergipe; Stenodermatinae


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About the article

Received: 2016-11-25

Accepted: 2017-04-26

Published Online: 2017-06-12

Published in Print: 2018-02-23

Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 82, Issue 2, Pages 178–182, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0170.

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