Check List 16(6): 1747-1754, doi: 10.15560/16.6.1747
Filling gaps in the distribution of the four free-tailed bat species of the genus Nyctinomops Miller, 1902 (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Molossidae), with three new records for Guatemala
expand article infoLuis A. Trujillo, Raiza Barahona Fong, Sergio G. Pérez
‡ Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
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We found the four species of Nyctinomops Miller, 1902 living in sympatry in central Guatemala. All specimens were found dead under turbines of a wind farm. Nyctinomops femorosaccus (Merriam, 1889), was previously known from northern Mexico and southwestern United States, and this record extends its distribution at least 1150 km southward, representing the first record for Guatemala and Central America. Although N. aurispinosus (Peale, 1848) and N. macrotis (Gray, 1839) were already known from Central America (Honduras), and these are the first records for Guatemala.

Carcass, Central America, Villa Canales, wind farm