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A new species of nectar-feeding bat, genus Lonchophylla, from western Colombia and western Ecuador (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

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The twelve recognized species of nectar-feeding bats of the genus Lonchophylla occur in low- and middle-elevation, humid, Neotropical forests. Morphological and morphometrical analyses of specimens formerly lumped with Lonchophylla mordax O. Thomas (1903) support recognition of Lonchophylla concava Goldman (1914) as a separate species and reveal a third species from the western Pacific lowlands of Colombia and Ecuador that I describe herein as Lonchophylla jornicata. This new species is morphologically similar to Lonchophylla concava but is distinctively larger than that species. Tests for sexual dimorphism within these and other species of Lonchophyllini suggest a tendency for females to have slightly longer, narrower skulls, higher coronoid processes of the mandible, and longer forearms than males.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A new species of nectar-feeding bat, genus Lonchophylla, from western Colombia and western Ecuador (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)
Series title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume
120
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
340-358
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
340
Last page:
358
Number of Pages:
19