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LEMOS, Túlio Henrique; TAVARES, Valéria da Cunha  and  MORAS, Ligiane Martins. Character variation and taxonomy of short-tailed fruit bats from Carollia in Brazil. Zoologia (Curitiba) [online]. 2020, vol.37, e34587.  Epub Feb 07, 2020. ISSN 1984-4689.

Carollia has a complex taxonomic history and is widely distributed in the Neotropics. Species of Carollia appear to have differentiated recently in the late Cenozoic, and present overlapping morphological characters that may not be useful to distinguish among species. Carollia has recently been revised, but only a few specimens representing the Brazilian distribution of Carollia within Brazil were studied. We reviewed specimens of Carollia distributed in several localities of Brazil revisiting previously described morphological characters for species identification, and taxonomic problems within the genus. We found a large degree of overlap between characters previously used to distinguish among species of Carollia, and some of them constitute variation within a same species. We also report new records extending the known distribution of C. benkeithi to farther east of its previously known distribution (Parauapebas, southeastern Pará, and Vitória do Xingu, Pará, eastern Amazonian Brazil) and one record extending the distribution of C. brevicauda south to Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Keywords : Carollia; morphology, Phyllostomidae.

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