Check List 10(4): 808-821, doi: 10.15560/10.4.808
Checklist of Brazilian bats, with comments on original records
expand article infoMarcelo Rodrigues Nogueira, Isaac Passos de Lima§, Ricardo Moratelli|, Valéria da Cunha Tavares, Renato Gregorin#, Adriano Lúcio Peracchi§
‡ Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense; Brazilian Bat Research Society, Brazil§ Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro; Brazilian Bat Research Society, Brazil| Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; Smithsonian Institution; Brazilian Bat Research Society, Brazil¶ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia; Brazilian Bat Research Society, Brazil# Universidade Federal de Lavras; Brazilian Bat Research Society, Brazil
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Lists of Brazilian bats have been compiled since the late 19th century, with remarkable variation in the criteria for species inclusion and use of nomenclature. To update the list of extant bat species that occur in Brazil, the Brazilian Bat Research Society created the Committee of the List of Brazilian Bats. Here we report the first result of the work of this Committee: a list with nine families, 68 genera, and 178 species with documented occurrence in Brazil, including nomenclatural comments. We also present two additional species lists: one with doubtful records (10 species) and other with erroneous records (six species). Since the beginning of the 21st century, 35 new bat species have been recorded for Brazil, and we anticipate that more species will be uncovered over the next years.