Check List 19(2): 247-250, doi: 10.15560/19.2.247
First record of Lasiurus (Aeorestes) villosissimus (É. Geoffroy St.-Hilaire, 1806) (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in San Juan province, Argentina
expand article infoLilen Sánchez-Castro§|, Gustavo A. Rivero-Castro§, Elias G. Ruiz-Estebes§|, Orlando G. A. Pastrán-López§|, Nicolas J. Maya-Perez§|, Araceli R. Leos§|
‡ Grupo de Investigación y Conservación de Murciélagos de Zonas Áridas, San Juan, Argentina§ Universidad Nacional de San Juan, San Juan, Argentina| Programa de Conservación de los Murciélagos de Argentina, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
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We report the first record of Lasiurus villosissimus (É. Geoffroy & St.-Hilaire, 1806) in San Juan prov-ince, Argentina. A male, determined as a juvenile by its degree of ossification of the epiphyses of the phalanges and the color and texture of the fur, was found on 31 August 2021 in a suburban area 2.44 km south of the city of San Juan. This new report increases the richness of bat species in the province and expands the distribution of this spe-cies towards the west of the country.

Central-western Argentina, distribution, Large Frosted Bat