Check List 16(5): 1269-1276, doi: 10.15560/16.5.1269
Acoustic records of Promops centralis (Thomas, 1915) (Chiroptera, Molossidae) in corn agroecosystems of northwestern Mexico
expand article infoAlfredo Leal-Sandoval, Alejandro Tepatlán-Vargas§, Gabriel López-Segoviano|, Orlando Omer Linares-Holguín, Pedro Sanchez-Peña, Laura López-Hoffman
‡ Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico§ Reserva Ecológica del Mineral de Nuestra Señora. Mundo Natural. Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Cosalá, Mexico| Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores (Unidad Morelia), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Morelia, Mexico¶ School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States of America
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The Big Crested Mastiff Bat, Promops centralis (Thomas, 1915), is widely distributed from Mexico to South America but has yet to be reported in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. We collected 122 acoustic recordings of P. centralis from tropical dry forest and agroecosystems in Sinaloa and Sonora for two years (2015 and 2016). We documented a new record for P. centralis outside the known distribution area in northwestern Mexico. Our results reveal that the current P. centralis distribution needs to be reevaluated.

Acoustic monitoring, Big Crested Mastiff Bat, Sinaloa, tropical dry forest