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GENUS Tonatia

Author:Gray, 1827.
Citation:In Griffith, Anim. Kingdom, 5: 71.
Type Species:Vampyrus bidens Spix, 1823.
Comments:Tonatia as traditionally defined was recently shown to be non-monophyletic (see Lee et al., 2002), and so has been restricted to include only the type species (bidens) and its close relative (saurophila). The remaining species, which together form a clade that is not closely related to Tonatia, are here transferred to Lophostoma following the recommendation of Lee et al. (2002). Keys to Tonatia have been published by several authors, but only one publication Williams et al. (1995) describes distinctions between the species now included in the genus.
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SPECIES bidens

SPECIES saurophila

SUBSPECIES saurophila

SUBSPECIES bakeri

SUBSPECIES maresi

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