New records of platalina genovensium (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) and tomopeas ravus(Chiroptera, Molossidae)

Paúl M. Velazco, Richard Cadenillas, Oscar Centty, Liz Huamaní, Hugo Zamora

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Abstract

The monotypic bat genera Platalina and Tomopeas are rare and known from few localities through- out their distributions. These species have not been recorded in the northern half of their distributions for the last 4 and 3 decades, respectively, suggesting local extirpation. Here we present new records for both taxa from a 2012 expedition conducted in the northern end of their distributions. We suggest a role the oil concessions in the area can play towards the conservation of these two unusual bat species, as well as additional actions that will help to protect them.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)425-434
Number of pages10
JournalMastozoologia Neotropical
Volume20
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Bats
  • Coastal desert
  • Conservation
  • Endemism
  • Peru

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    Velazco, P. M., Cadenillas, R., Centty, O., Huamaní, L., & Zamora, H. (2013). New records of platalina genovensium (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) and tomopeas ravus(Chiroptera, Molossidae). Mastozoologia Neotropical, 20(2), 425-434.