Check List 9(3): 610-613, doi: 10.15560/9.3.610
First record of two molossid bats (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from Piauí state and distributional review for Brazil
expand article infoRoberto Leonan Morim Novaes, Rafael de Souza Laurindo§, Marcione Brito de Oliveira|, Camila de Rezende Barreto§, Leonardo dos Santos Avilla
‡ Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil§ Instituto Sul Mineiro de Estudos e Conservação da Natureza, Brazil| Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The Family Molossidae has a cosmopolitan distribution; it is common in urban areas as well as in agricultural and forested environments. In Brazil, the group comprises seven genera with 25 species. In spite of the representative number of taxa, Molossidae is insufficiently documented in biological inventories. Thus, there is a gap in knowledge about the actual distribution of most species. Here we present new records of tow molossids, Cynomops planirostris and Neoplatymops mattogrossensis, for the state of Piauí, Northeastern Brazil, and review locality records for species throughout the Brazilian territory.
Piauí; Brazil