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A new species of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Suriname

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Abstract

We describe a new species of bat in the genus Myotis (Vespertilionidae: Myotinae) from the district of Sipaliwini, Suriname. The new species (Myotis clydejonesi sp. nov.), known from a single specimen, is sister to a clade of M. nigricans (Schinz) from southern South America, but differs from all Neotropical species of Myotis in qualitative and quantitative morphological characters and in its cytochrome-b gene sequence. Our findings also indicate that M. nigricans remains composite and provide support for restricting M. nigricans (sensu stricto) to southern South America.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A new species of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Suriname
Series title Special PublicationsPublications
Volume 65
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Museum of Texas Tech University
Publisher location Lubbock, TX
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 18 p.
First page 49
Last page 66
Country Suriname
Other Geospatial Raleigh Falls