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New species of Lonchophylla ‪(‬Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae‪)‬ from the eastern Andes of northwestern South America. American Museum novitates, no. 3635.

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dc.contributor.author Davalos, Liliana M.
dc.contributor.author Corthals, Angélique, 1973-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-16T15:45:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-16T15:45:34Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5944
dc.description 16 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en
dc.description.abstract Since 2004 five new species have been described in the nectar-feeding phyllostomid bat genus Lonchophylla. All the new species are endemic to one Neotropical ecoregion, suggesting that more species remain to be discovered among collected specimens currently referred to several widespread taxa. Herein we describe a new species, Lonchophylla orienticollina, endemic to the middle elevations of the eastern Andes of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. The new species superficially resembles its sympatric congener L. robusta, but its cranial morphology and combination of measurements are distinctive. Throughout its range, L. orienticollina is sympatric with L. robusta, and it also overlaps with L. handleyi in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. The evolutionary processes leading to the divergence among Lonchophylla species, as well as the ecological mechanisms that enable multiple, subtly different species to coexist will remain obscure without new field and phylogenetic studies. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3635. en
dc.subject Lonchophylla orienticollina. en
dc.subject Bats. en
dc.subject Venezuela. en
dc.subject Colombia. en
dc.subject Ecuador. en
dc.subject Andes Region. en
dc.title New species of Lonchophylla ‪(‬Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae‪)‬ from the eastern Andes of northwestern South America. American Museum novitates, no. 3635. en


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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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