Phylloderma stenops PETERS, 1865 (CHIROPTERA, PHYLLOSTOMIDAE): FIRST RECORD FOR THE STATE OF SERGIPE, BRAZIL
Keywords:Atlantic Forest, bats, Brazilian Northeast, Phyllostominae
AbstractPhylloderma stenops is the only member of the genus Phylloderma. In Brazil, this species has been recorded in the Amazon Forest, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Pantanal. The present study provides the first record of this bat species for the state of Sergipe, north-eastern Brazil, based on a specimen captured in an area of Atlantic Forest. On January 30, 2016, an adult male P. stenops was captured in a mist net set at the of the forest canopy (15 m) in a fragment of Atlantic Forest in the municipality of Itaporanga D'Ajuda. The absence of records of P. stenops from the core areas of the Caatinga indicates that this species prefers more mesic habitats. The record from Sergipe fills a gap of approximately 900 km in the Atlantic Forest between southern Bahia and Pernambuco.