First record of the Pale-face bat (Phylloderma stenops, Phyllostomidae) in the Caribbean lowlands of Gracias a Dios in eastern Honduras

Authors:Manfredo Alejandro Turcios-Casco, Arnulfo Medina-fitoria, Lucía R. Portillo-Álvarez

Abstract


The Pale-face bat (Phylloderma stenops) is a species found from southern Mexico to South America and there has been no record of this species in Honduras since 1971. We rediscovered this species 46 years later based on an adult male captured in eastern Honduras (Ciudad Blanca, Gracias a Dios) at 204 m asl on February 20, 2017, in a Tropical Moist Forest. We now deposit the specimen in the museum Biodiversidad y Ciencia of the National Autonomous University of Honduras in the Sula Valley and accurately represents the first record of Phylloderma stenops in the Caribbean lowlands of Gracias a Dios in eastern Honduras.

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