Vol 5 Num 1




First record of Mimon  crenulatum  (Phyllostomidae) bats in the Pantanal, southwestern Brazil

George Camargo

Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
C.E.P. 79070-900 Campo Grande, Brasil
Erich Fischer

Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
Caixa Postal 549, C.E.P. 79070-900 Campo Grande, Brasil
email: efischer@nin.ufms.br

keywords
bat distribution, geographic range, Mimon, Pantanal, Phyllostomidae

publication date: 01-01-2005





Abstract
Species of Mimon  Gray, 1847, are known to occur from Mexico to central Bolivia and southeastern Brazil, ranging from 22o N to 25o S of latitude. In latitudes between 14 and 25o S, approximately, the known occurrence of Mimon is restricted to east Brazil, in the Atlantic rainforest. Only in latitudes lower than 14o S the species of Mimon  additionally occurs in central and western South America, in the Amazon, Cerrado and Caatinga. Mimon  crenulatum  (E. Geoffroy, 1810) is locally uncommon but widespread over the range of the genus distribution. We report here the occurrence of M. crenulatum at ca. 20o S of latitude in the Pantanal wetlands, western Brazil. It is probably the first record of the genus Mimon in this ecosystem, and it increases the geographic range of Mimon  crenulatum  distribution to western Brazil in latitudes greater than 14o S.

how to quote this paper
Camargo, G. and Fischer, E. First record of Mimon  crenulatum  (Phyllostomidae) bats in the Pantanal, southwestern Brazil. Biota Neotrop.  Jan/Jun 2005, vol. 5, no. 1. http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v5n1/pt/abstract?short-communication+BN00705012005 . ISSN 1676-0603



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