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Systematics and taxonomy of great striped-faced bats of the genus Vampyrodes Thomas, 1900 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) (American Museum novitates, no. 3710)

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dc.contributor.author Velazco, Paul M.
dc.contributor.author Simmons, Nancy B.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-21T13:49:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-21T13:49:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6104
dc.description 35 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm. "April 20, 2011." en
dc.description.abstract The Neotropical bat genus Vampyrodes (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) is widely distributed from southern Mexico to southeastern Brazil. Long thought to be monotypic, V. caraccioli Thomas, 1889, was recognized by previous authors as including two subspecies with the nominate form inhabiting South America south and east of the Andes, and another subspecies, V. c. major Allen, 1908, occurring west and north of the Andes. Reexamination of these forms using molecular and morphological methods supports recognition of these lineages as distinct at the species level. We here provide amended descriptions and diagnoses for these taxa. We also report for the first time an example of perikymata (incremental growth lines that appear on the surface of dental enamel as a series of grooves) in Chiroptera. Presence of distinct perikymata is a synapomorphy of the genus Vampyrodes. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3710. en
dc.subject Vampyrodes. en
dc.subject Bats. en
dc.subject Latin America. en
dc.title Systematics and taxonomy of great striped-faced bats of the genus Vampyrodes Thomas, 1900 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) (American Museum novitates, no. 3710) en
dc.title.alternative Systematics of Vampyrodes. 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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