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New record of the rare emballonurid bat Centronycteris centralis Thomas, 1912 in Costa Rica, with notes on feeding habits

Caribbean Journal of Science

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Abstract

The shaggy sac-winged bat, Centronycteris centralis, occurs mainly in lowland forests from Veracruz, Mexico, to Peru, although it has been reported from elevations as high at 1450 m in Panama. Most captures of the species are of single individuals, and throughout its distribution, this bat is rare and poorly-known. Centronycteris centralis generally has been assumed to be an aerial insectivore, capturing flying insects on the wing. However, direct evidence supporting this trophic role has been lacking. Herein, I report on a specimen of C. centralis from seasonally-inundated swamp forest in the Caribbean lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica that provides valuable information on distribution, morphological variation, reproduction, and feeding habits of this species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
New record of the rare emballonurid bat Centronycteris centralis Thomas, 1912 in Costa Rica, with notes on feeding habits
Series title:
Caribbean Journal of Science
Volume
39
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
399-402
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
399
Last page:
402
Number of Pages:
4