Check List 11(1): e19101, doi: 10.15560/11.1.1503
Distribution extension of Ametrida centurio Gray, 1847 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae): first record in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
expand article infoEmmanuel Messias Vilar, Hannah Nunes, Jorge Luiz Nascimento§, Pedro Cordeiro Estrela
‡ Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil§ Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversiadade,, Brazil
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Ametrida centurio Gray, 1847 is a small fruit-eating bat endemic to the Neotropics. In Brazil, its known distribu­tion is limited to the Amazon basin. We report the first record of A. centurio in the Atlantic Forest and extend its distribu­tion in approximately 1,500 km from the previously known easternmost locality. The record was made in the Guaribas Biological Reserve, located in the state of Paraíba, north­eastern Brazil. We intended to evaluate whether this record is accidental or might correspond to an emerging pattern for northeastern Brazil’s canopy.
bats; biogeography; canopy; Paraíba; Rebio Guaribas