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SPECIES Saccopteryx bilineata

Author:Temminck, 1838.
Citation:Tijdschr. Nat. Gesch. Physiol., 5: 33.
Common Name:Greater Sac-winged Bat
Type Locality:Surinam.
Distribution:Jalisco and Veracruz (Mexico) to Bolivia, Guianas, and E Brazil south to Rio de Janiero; Trinidad and Tobago.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Several subspecies have been recognized, but these do not appear justified; see Simmons and Voss (1998). See Yancey et al. (1998a).
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Synonyms:

    centralis Thomas, 1904
    insignis Wagner, 1855
    perspicillifer Miller, 1899

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