NEW RECORD OF THE RARE PEALE’S FREE-TAILED BAT, Nyctinomops aurispinosus (PEALE, 1848) (CHIROPTERA: MOLOSSIDAE), FOR THE CERRADO OF SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL

Fred Victor de Oliveira, Talita Graziele de Almeida, Rodolfo Stumpp

Abstract


Little is known about the natural history and distribution of the molossid bat Nyctinomops aurispinosus (Chiroptera, Molossidae) due to the rarity in which it is collected in fieldwork. In Brazil, this species is known for only nine localities, including the type-locality, 161 km from land on the coast of Cabo São Roque, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Here we report a new record of N. aurispinosus for the municipality of Uberlândia, the second record of this species for the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. We also present an updated distributional map for this molossid species in Brazil.


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free-tailed bats; range extension; urban bats

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4257/oeco.2019.2303.28

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