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SPECIES Choeronycteris mexicana

Author:Tschudi, 1844.
Citation:Fauna Peruana, 1: 72.
Common Name:Mexican Long-tongued Bat
Type Locality:Mexico.
Distribution:Honduras and El Salvador to S California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico (USA); a single record from S Texas; perhaps Venezuela (Koopman, 1993).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Does not include ponsi, which is now recognized as a subspecies of Choeroniscus periosus; see Koopman (1994). See Arroyo-Cabrales et al. (1987).
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