De Castro I.J.,Federal University of Amapá |
Dos Santos E.R.,São Paulo Institute for Technological Research |
Martins A.C.M.,University of Brasilia |
Dias D.,Laboratorio Of Biologia E Parasitologia Of Mamiferos Silvestres Reservatorios Ioc |
Peracchi A.L.,Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Mammalia | Year: 2012
In the present study, we report the first record of Peropteryx pallidoptera for Brazil, based on a female captured in the municipality of Curuá, northern margin of the Amazonas River, state of Pará, in the Guiana Shield. The studied specimen has all the diagnostic characters that distinguish P. pallidoptera from other species of the genus; its measurements are within the range reported for females collected in Peru, and similar to the measurements of the holotype. Our record increases the number of bat species known for Brazil and extends the geographic distribution of this species to over 2300 km to the east of the type locality in Ecuador. Copyright © 2011-2012 by Walter de Gruyter.