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A revision of Centronycteris Gray (Chiroptera, Emballonuridae) with notes on natural history. American Museum novitates ; no. 3239

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dc.contributor.author Simmons, Nancy B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Handley, Charles O. (Charles Overton), 1924- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3240
dc.description 28 p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-28). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Centronycteris is a genus of rare Neotropical emballonurid bats that ranges from southern Mexico to southeastern Brazil. Although this taxon has been known to scientists for over 175 years, few specimens exist in museum collections. The last revision of the genus (Sanborn, 1936) recognized one species and two subspecies. Based on a sample of specimens four times greater than was available to Sanborn, we find that Centronycteris comprises at least two species, C. maximiliani Fischer and C. centralis Thomas, which are easily distinguished on the basis of craniodental morphology. Centronycteris maximiliani ranges from southeastern Brazil to the Guianas, and west through northern Brazil and southern Venezuela; C. centralis ranges from Peru north through Central America to southern Mexico. Both species are known principally from lowland primary rainforest habitats, although C. centralis also occurs up to 1450 m. Aside from limited information on roost sites and reproduction, little else is known about the natural history of these rare bats. A review of published hypotheses of phylogenetic relationships of emballonurids suggests that Centronycteris is most closely related to other Neotropical taxa, but there is no consensus regarding identity of its sister taxon"--P. 2. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3239 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3239, 1998 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Centronycteris -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Mexico -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Central America -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- South America -- Classification. en_US
dc.title A revision of Centronycteris Gray (Chiroptera, Emballonuridae) with notes on natural history. American Museum novitates ; no. 3239 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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