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Taxonomic reassessment of bats from Castelnau’s expedition to South America (1843–1847): Phyllostoma angusticeps Gervais, 1856 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae)

By Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales, Alfred Gardner, Bernard Sigé, Francois Catzeflis and Timothy McCarthy


International audienceGervais, in 1856, described the bats collected during Castelnau's expedition through South America (1843–1847). We report that Phyllostoma angusticeps (Gervais, 1856), long treated as a junior synonym of Phyl-lostomus discolor (Wagner, 1843), is not a representative of the genus Phyllostomus. In fact, as we demonstrate, it represents the taxon known as Trachops cirrhosus. We also provide a summary, in tabular form, of the genera and species first described by Gervais (1856)

Topics: Trachops cirrhosus, Castelnau, Chiroptera taxonomy, Phyllostoma angusticeps, Phyllostomus discolor, [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology
Publisher: 'Walter de Gruyter GmbH'
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1515/mammalia-2016-0043
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01836334v1
Provided by: HAL-CIRAD
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