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SPECIES Lonchorhina aurita

Author:Tomes, 1863.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1863: 83.
Common Name:Common Sword-nosed Bat
Type Locality:Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad.
Distribution:Oaxaca (Mexico) south to SE Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador; Trinidad; perhaps New Providence Isl (Bahama Isls), see Jones and Carter (1976).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:aurita species group. Includes occidentalis; see Jones and Carter (1976). See Lassieur and Wilson (1989) and Handley and Ochoa (1997). Some specimens previously referred to this species actually represent inusitata; see Handley and Ochoa (1997).
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SUBSPECIES aurita

SUBSPECIES occidentalis

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