Check List 14(5): 937-944, doi: 10.15560/14.5.937
Noteworthy records and distribution of Peruvian Long-tongued Bat, Platalina genovensium Thomas, 1928 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae)
expand article infoDennisse Ruelas, Victor Pacheco§
‡ Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru§ Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas “Antonio Raimondi”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
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Platalina genovensium is one of the most endangered species of the subfamily Lonchophyllinae, currently known from a few localities on the western slopes of the Andes, and only 1 locality on the eastern side of the Peruvian Andes. Here, we report 9 new localities for this species, including 3 from the eastern slopes, which confirm the oriental distribution. Besides, a potential distribution model further suggests the wider presence of P. genovensium on the eastern slope of Peru, from the Marañón River to at least the Huánuco department; and on the western side, the model suggests the species probably occurs in Antofagasta, Chile, but it could also represent a false positive.

Amazonas; Antofagasta; Atacama; Cajamarca; Marañón; potential distribution