A new species of nectar-feeding bat of the genus Hsunycteris (Phyllostomidae, Lonchophyllinae) from northeastern Peru. (American Museum novitates, no. 3881)
American Museum of Natural History.
A new species of the nectarivorous bat genus Hsunycteris is described from lowland Amazonian forest in northeastern Peru. The new species, H. dashe, can be distinguished from other congeners by its larger size; V-shaped array of dermal chin papillae separated by a wide basal cleft; metacarpal V longer than metacarpal IV; broad rostrum; lateral margin of infraorbital foramen not projecting beyond rostral outline in dorsal view; well-developed sphenoidal crest; large outer upper incisors; weakly developed lingual cusp on P5; and well-developed, labially oriented M1 parastyle. A phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome-b sequence data indicates that H. dashe is sister to a clade that includes all other species of the genus including H. cadenai, H. pattoni, and a paraphyletic H. thomasi. We provide a key based on craniodental and external characters of all four known species of Hsunycteris.
26 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm.
Hsunycteris dashe., Hsunycteris., Phyllostomidae., Bats., Loreto (Peru : Department), Peru.