Check List 9(5): 1054-1056, doi: 10.15560/9.5.1054
Distribution extension of Proboscis bat Rhynchonycteris naso (Wied-Neuwied, 1820) (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae): new record for southwestern Ecuador
expand article infoJaime A. Salasn, Fabián Viteri H., Marjorie Zambrano M., Virgilio Benavides H., Raúl Carvajal M.
‡ Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado Provincial del Guayas-Dirección de Medio Ambiente-Jefatura de Control de Biodiversidad y Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Ecuador
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We report the first confirmed record of Rhynchonycteris naso in southwestern Ecuador. We observed a colony of about 10 individuals roosting under a bridge of a water reservoir that was surrounded by sugar cane crops and located in Naranjito in the Province of Guayas. This is a heavily disturbed area with small remnants of humid evergreen forest in the lowlands of the Ecuadorian coast. This record constitutes a new locality of Rhychonycteris naso for the Guayas province in a different type of vegetation and habitat from previous records for this species in Ecuador and it represents the southwesternmost record for Ecuador and South America.