Check List 5(2): 364-369, doi: 10.15560/5.2.364
Bats from the Restinga of Praia das Neves, state of Espírito Santo, Southeastern Brazil
expand article infoJúlia Lins Luz, Luciana de Moraes Costa, Elizabete Captivo Lourenço, Luiz Antonio Costa Gomes, Carlos Lustosa Eduardo Esbérard
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Studies on bat richness and diversity in coastal sand dunes (‘restinga’) are still scarce. Therefore, the objectives of the present study were to estimate bat richness in the restinga of Praia das Neves (state of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil) and to analyze species abundance. Ten sampling nights were carried out in May and July 2008, resulting in a sampling effort of 21,847.5 h.m2. We captured 125 individuals from 17 bat species. In this study, Tonatia saurophila was recorded for the first time not only in the state of Espírito Santo but also in the restinga ecosystem. The most abundant species was Artibeus lituratus with 32% of all captures. Surveys in coastal restingas are urgently needed in order to obtain more information about the bats living in this environment.