Check List 10(6): 1541-1545, doi: 10.15560/10.6.1541
Update on the distribution of Diphylla ecaudata Spix, 1823 (Mammalia, Chiroptera): new records from the Brazilian northeast
expand article infoPatrício A. Rocha, Mônica A. Pedroso§, Anderson Feijó|, Newton Gurgel Filho|, Bruno A. T. P. Campos|, Stephen F. Ferrari
‡ Universidade Federal da Paraíba; Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil§ Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil| Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
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The subfamily Desmodontinae encompasses the only mammals known to feed exclusively on the blood of other vertebrates. This study provides records of the desmodontine bat Diphylla ecaudata from a major gap in its known distribution in northeastern Brazil. Specimens were captured at five localities, all associated with caves. Two of these sites are located in the state of Sergipe, two in Bahia, and one in Ceará. The record of D. ecaudata from Ceará is the first for this state.
Desmodontinae; distribution; Hairy-legged Vampire Bat; caves