Noteworthy records of free-tailed bats (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from Durango, Mexico

Raúl Muñiz-Martínez, Celia López-González, Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales, Manuel Ortiz Gómez

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    Abstract

    We report 7 species of free-tailed bats (Family Molossidae) from a single locality in the state of Durango, México. Three (Molossops greenhalli, Molossus molossus, Nyctinomops laticaudatus) are recorded for the first time in the state, whereas the remaining 4 (Eumops perotis, Molossus ater, Nyctinomops macrotis, Tadarida brasiliensis) represent considerable range extensions. The high diversity of bats found in the San Juan de Camarones region evinces its priority for protection and conservation efforts.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)138-144
    Number of pages123
    JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
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    StatePublished - 1 Mar 2003

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