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A new species of Platyrrhinus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from western Colombia and Ecuador, with emended diagnoses of P. aquilus, P. dorsalis, and P. umbratus

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

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Abstract

The Neotropical bat genus Platyrrhinus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) currently comprises 15 species. Our morphological and morphometric analysis of large and medium-sized Platyrrhinus revealed a distinctive Undescribed species from western South America. We also recognize P. aquilus (Handley & Ferris 1972) and P. umbratus (Lyon 1902) as valid species. We describe P. nitelinea sp. nov. from western Colombia and Ecuador and provide emended diagnoses along with descriptions of P. aquilus, P.. dorsalis, and P. umbratus. Phylogenetic analysis of Platyrrhinus based on morphological characters indicates that P. aquilus is closely related to P. aurarius and P. nigellus, P. umbratus to P. chocoensis, and P. nitelinea to P. vittatus.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A new species of Platyrrhinus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from western Colombia and Ecuador, with emended diagnoses of P. aquilus, P. dorsalis, and P. umbratus
Series title:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume
122
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
33 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
249
Last page:
281
Number of Pages:
33
Country:
United States