Check List 16(2): 451-456, doi: 10.15560/16.2.451
First record of the Lesser Long-nosed Bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae Martinez & Villa-R., 1940 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae), in Nicaragua
expand article infoOctavio A. Saldaña Tapia, Milton Ñamendy, José G. Martínez-Fonseca§|
‡ Programa para la Conservación de los Murciélagos de Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua§ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Managua and León, Nicaragua| Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States of America
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Abstract

We report the first record of the Lesser long-nosed Bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae Martinez & Villa-R., 1940 in Nicaragua based on a specimen from San Nicolas, Estelí Department, north-central Nicaragua. The new record extends the known range of this large, migratory, nectar-feeding species 100 km southeast from the closest previous record in western Honduras.

Keywords
Estelí, Glossophaginae, mammals, range extension, Tisey-Estanzuela