Check List 9(3): 672-674, doi: 10.15560/9.3.672
The occurrence of Eptesicus chiriquinus Thomas, 1920 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest with comments on the species’ distribution
expand article infoMarlon Zortéa, Felipe Sampaio Morais Zenha, Vinycio Araújo Carrijo§
‡ Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil§ Biota - Projetos e Consultoria Ambiental, Brazil
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This study provides a second recording of the bat Eptesicus chiriquinus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) for the Atlantic Forest biome in Brazil. A specimen was captured in a native forest near the Contas River in the District of Taboquinhas, municipality of Itacaré, in southern Bahia. In Brazil, this species had sparse known records, although it is previously considered endemic to the Amazon region and the States of Amazonas and Pará. Recently, this species was recorded in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. This present record extends over a 1000 km northeast distribution of this species in Brazil.