Range extension of Diclidurus scutatus (Chiroptera, Emballonuridae) to southwestern Amazonia

Extensão da distribuição de Diclidurus scutatus (Chiroptera, Emballonuridae) para o sudoeste da Amazônia

Roberto Leonan Morim NOVAES Vinícius Cardoso CLÁUDIO Adriana Akemi KUNIY About the authors

ABSTRACT

Diclidurus scutatus is an aerial insectivore bat endemic of South America and considered rare throughout its distribution range. We present the first record of this species in Rondônia State, northern Brazil, expanding its distribution more than 1000 km into southwestern Amazonia. Including this record, D. scutatus is known for 20 localities from eight countries (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela), and two biomes-Amazonia and Atlantic Forest.

KEYWORDS:
distribution; lesser ghost bat; western Amazon; Rondônia

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