MediNorthernmost record of Chiroderma trinitatum (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in Latin America, with distributional comments

Authors:Manfredo Alejandro Turcios-Casco, Arnulfo Medina-fitoria, Nereyda Estrada-Andino


We describe the records of two adult males of Chiroderma trinitatum captured in the Caribbean lowlands of Ciudad Blanca, Gracias a Dios in eastern Honduras. These records extend more than 527 km from what was known as the northernmost record of this uncommon species in Costa Rica. Further research is needed for the conservation of the biodiversity in the core of the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, which includes the historical site Ciudad Blanca. This record represents a new record for the fauna of Honduras, which now comprises 111 bat species.

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