Check List 17(1): 1-6, doi: 10.15560/17.1.1
First record of the rare bat Gardnerycteris koepckeae (Gardner & Patton, 1972) (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in Bolivia
expand article infoLizette Siles, Robert B. Wallace§
‡ Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d'Orbigny, Cochabamba, Bolivia§ Wildlife Conservation Society, Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape Conservation Program, La Paz, Bolivia
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The phyllostomid bat Gardnerycteris koepckeae (Gardner & Patton, 1972) was considered endemic to Peru and restrict to only two localities, until it was recently collected in a new locality in Colombia. Now we report G. koepckeae for the first time in Bolivia, based on a specimen collected in a well-preserved montane forest inside the Parque Nacional y Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Madidi. The site of capture is at 2280 m, which is the highest elevational record for the species. Gardnerycteris koepckeae is a rare species restricted to a fragile ecosystem threatened by mining and other changes in land use.
Andes, Identidad Madidi, Koepcke’s Hairy-nosed Bat, Madidi National Park, montane forest, Peru, Yungas