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Title: A new species of nectar-feeding bat, genus Lonchophylla, from the Caatinga of Brazil (Chiroptera,Phyllostomidae)
Authors: Moratelli, Ricardo
Dias, Daniela
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Fiocruz Mata Atlântica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals. Washington, DC, USA.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biologia e Parasitologia de Mamíferos Silvestres Reservatórios. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: We describe Lonchophylla inexpectata sp. n. from the Caatinga of Brazil. This new species can be distinguished from all known species of Lonchophylla that occur in Brazil by dental traits, cranial size, and fur colour. Specimens of L. inexpectata have been misidentified as L. mordax; but L. inexpectata is a pale-venter species, similar in external appearance to L. dekeyseri. We have found L. inexpectata in the Caatinga of North-eastern Brazil; L. mordax along the eastern border of the Caatinga and in the Atlantic Forest–Caatinga ecotone in North-eastern Brazil; and L. dekeyseri in the Cerrado of Mid-western Brazil, in the Brazilian Cerrado–Caatinga ecotone, and as far west as the Cerrado of Bolivia.
Keywords: Atlantic Forest
Lonchophylla inexpectata
Lonchophylla dekeyseri
Lonchophylla mordax
North-eastern Brazil
keywords: Brasil
Região Nordeste
Lonchophylla inexpectata
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Citation: MORATELLI, Ricardo; DIAS, Daniela. A new species of nectar-feeding bat, genus Lonchophylla, from the Caatinga of Brazil (Chiroptera,Phyllostomidae). ZooKeys, v.514, p.73–91, Jul. 2015.
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.514.10013
ISSN: 1313-2989
Copyright: open access
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IOC - Artigos de Periódicos

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