Check List 15(1): 37-44, doi: 10.15560/15.1.37
Molecular and morphological identification of Phylloderma stenops Peters, 1865 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) and new records for Colombia
expand article infoJuan M. Martínez-Cerón, Edilson Patiño-Castillo§, Sara Carvalho-Madrigal|, Juan F. Díaz-Nieto
‡ Grupo Biodiversidad, Evolución y Conservación (BEC), Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Escuela de Ciencias, Universidad EAFIT, Carrera 49 No. 7 sur-50, Medellín, Colombia§ Grupo Mastozoología, Instituto de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Antioquia, Calle 67 No. 53-108, AA 1226, Medellín, Colombia| Programa de Biología, Universidad CES, Calle 10 A No. 22-04, Medellín, Colombia
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Based on revisionary work of recently collected material in Colombian museums we confirm the presence of Phylloderma stenops Peters, 1865 in 6 new localities for the country, including the first record of the species in the dry lowlands of the northern Caribbean coast, and the increase by more than 800 m of the elevational range of the species in Colombia. DNA-barcoding confirmed our morphological identification, and supported a paraphyletic composition of the cis-Andean populations. Our records exemplify the little knowledge on the ecogeographic distribution of this species and provide further evidence to consider this as a widespread but rare species.

DNA barcode, ecogeographic distribution, Pale-faced Bat