Check List 11(2): e19174, doi: 10.15560/11.2.1576
Histiotus magellanicus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) is not restricted to Subantarctic forests: first record for the Coastal Maulino Forest in central Chile
expand article infoAnnia Rodríguez-San Pedro, Rubén M. Barquez§, Javier A. Simonetti
‡ Universidad de Chile, Chile§ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina
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The southern Big-Eared Brown Bat, Histiotus magellanicus, is a poorly known vespertilionid occurring only in southern Chile and Argentina, where it appears to be restricted to Valdivian Temperate Forests and Magellanic Subpolar Forests. Here we report the first record of H. magellanicus in the Maulino Temperate Forest of central Chile, a Mediterranean-climate ecosystem, suggesting that the species might not be exclusive to subantarctic forests, as previously thought. This constitutes the northernmost continental record for the species, extending its range ca. 400 km the previous known northern locality
Chilean temperate forest; distribution range; new record; Southern Big-Eared Brown Bat