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Characters and phylogenetic relationships of nectar-feeding bats, with descriptions of new Lonchophylla from western South America (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Lonchophyllini)

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

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The Neotropical Lonchophyllini (Chiropter: Phyllostomidae) currently comprise four genera and thirteen species of nectar-feeding bats. These species often are separated into larger-bodied (eight species) and smaller-bodied (five species) forms to aid in identification. Our morphological and morphometrical analyses of the smaller Lonchophyllini revealed the existence of two distinctive, previously undescribed species of bats of the genus Lonchophylla from western South America. We describe a new form from Amazonian Peru as Lonchophylla pattoni and one from western Colombia as Lonchophylla cadenai. Phyllogenetic analysis of the Lonchophyllini based primarily on morphological characters indicates that these two new species are closely related to Lonchophylla thomasi.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Characters and phylogenetic relationships of nectar-feeding bats, with descriptions of new Lonchophylla from western South America (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Lonchophyllini)
Series title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume
119
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
437-476
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
437
Last page:
476
Number of Pages:
40