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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats

Phyllostomidae / Stenodermatinae

Chiroderma (Big-eyed bats) 1a. FA > 44 mm; facial stripes faint; dorsal stripe absent. 1b. FA < 43 mm; facial stripes distinct; dorsal stripe present.

Chiroderma villosum (44-50 mm) Chiroderma trinitatum (38-43 mm)

Vampyressa & Vampyriscus (Yellow-eared bats) 1a. Two lower incisors.

Vampyriscus bidens (34-38 mm)

1b. Four lower incisors. 2a. Dorsal line faint. 2b. Dorsal line absent; FA < 34 mm.

1a

Vampyriscus brocki (29-35 mm) Vampyressa pusilla / thyone * (30-36 mm)

1b

Mesophylla (Macconnellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bat) 1a. Only one species in the genus.

Mesophylla macconnelli (29-34 mm)

* We recommend classification as V. pusilla / thyone until more external morphological data are available for reliable identification in the field.

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Field Guide to Amazonian Bats  

Do you think identifying bats in Europe or in North America is difficult? Well, try it in the Amazon The planet’s green lung is home to the...

Field Guide to Amazonian Bats  

Do you think identifying bats in Europe or in North America is difficult? Well, try it in the Amazon The planet’s green lung is home to the...

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