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New genus and species of nectar-feeding bat from the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3747)

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dc.contributor.author Nogueira, Marcelo R.
dc.contributor.author Lima, Isaac P. de.
dc.contributor.author Peracchi, Adriano Lúcio.
dc.contributor.author Simmons, Nancy B.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-25T17:16:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-25T17:16:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6180
dc.description 30 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The lowland Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil is well known for its biological diversity and numerous endemic taxa. Among bats collected recently at the Reserva Natural Vale and previously in the Floresta Nacional de Goytacazes, in the state of Espírito Santo, are specimens easily recognized as nectar-feeding glossophagines, but that exhibit a suite of morphological traits that preclude assignment to any of the 10 genera currently recognized in the subfamily Glossophaginae. Here we describe a new genus and species based on this material. This new taxon, named Dryadonycteris capixaba, is diagnosed based on both external and craniodental features, including traits not seen in other nectar-feeding phyllostomids, such as similar-sized calcar and foot and inflated maxillary bones. The combination of character states seen in Dryadonycteris suggests that it belongs in the tribe Choeronycterini, subtribe Choeronycterina, but the mosaic nature of primitive and derived states seen in this taxon precludes easy assessment of its relationships to other choeronycterine genera. Future explicit phylogenetic analyses of morphological data and DNA sequencing studies will be necessary to resolve its phylogenetic position within Choeronycterini. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3747. en_US
dc.subject Dryadonycteris capixaba. en_US
dc.subject Dryadonycteris. en_US
dc.subject Phyllostomidae. en_US
dc.subject Glossophaginae. en_US
dc.subject Bats. en_US
dc.subject Espírito Santo (Brazil : State) en_US
dc.subject Brazil. en_US
dc.title New genus and species of nectar-feeding bat from the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3747) en_US
dc.title.alternative New Glossophaginae from Atlantic Forest. en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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