New distributional record of the rare endemic Peruvian Tomopeas ravus Miller, 1900 (Chiroptera, Molossidae, Tomopeatinae)

Hugo Zamora 1 , Cesar Medina 1 , Alain Escobar 1 , Yamileth Arteaga 1 , Richard Cadenillas 2  and Paúl M. Velazco 3
  • 1 Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Av. A. Carrión s/n, Arequipa, Peru
  • 2 Instituto de Paleontología, Universidad Nacional de Piura, Peru
  • 3 American Museum of Natural History, Department of Mammalogy, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA
Hugo Zamora, Cesar Medina, Alain Escobar, Yamileth Arteaga, Richard Cadenillas and Paúl M. Velazco


The present study reports the southernmost record of Tomopeas ravus and the first capture of this species after more than 30 years since the last known report. This record extends the distribution of the species approximately 230 km south of the current known distributional range.

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