Range extension to Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province and revised distribution of Platyrrhinus chocoensis (Phyllostomidae: Chiroptera) in western Ecuador

Wilmer E. Pozo-Rivera, Karolina Yazán-Ayala, Ramiro Alvear-Barrezueta, Christian R. Loaiza-S., Vicente Berovides-Álvarez, Carlos A. Mancina

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Abstract

All rights reserved. We report the first record of the Choco broad-nosed bat (Plathyrrhinus chocoensis Alberico & Velazco, 1991) in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province in northwestern Ecuador. This voucher specimen represents the southernmost record of the species and expands its distribution ca. 120 km south. The animal was caught at a farm, specifically in a live fence consisting of several tree species. Preservation of bat species occurring in agricultural landscapes requires local policies and environmental education.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalPapeis Avulsos de Zoologia
Volume58
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Bats
  • Biogeography
  • Ecuador
  • Mammalia
  • New record

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