Check List 10(3): 697-699, doi: 10.15560/10.3.697
First record of Sphaeronycteris toxophyllum Peters, 1882 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) for the Department of Boyacá, Eastern Cordillera of Colombia
expand article infoArley Omar Gallardo, Lesly Rocio Peña§, Orlando Armesto|, Jonathan Sequeda
‡ Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia§ iversidad de Pamplona,| Centro de Ecología, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela
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We provide the first record of the Visored bat Sphaeronycteris toxophyllum for the department of Boyacá, Colombia, in the Eastern Cordillera. This record is based on a female collected in secondary forest at an altitude of 1,100 m. External and skull measurements obtained for this specimen generally agree with those reported in the literature for other Colombian specimens. With the present record, the poorly known bat fauna of Boyacá can be recognized as including at least 34 species.
Chiroptera; Phyllostomidae