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SPECIES Carollia perspicillata

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 31.
Common Name:Seba's Short-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Surinam.
Distribution:Oaxaca, Veracruz and Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, SE Brazil and Guianas; Trinidad and Tobago; perhaps Jamaica, N Lesser Antilles. A record from Grenada (Lesser Antilles) is probably erroneous; see Genoways et al. (1998).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes tricolor; see Pine (1972). Some authors have recognized subspecies, but see Pine (1972), McLellan (1984), and Koopman (1994). See also Cloutier and Thomas (1992). Phylogeography discussed by Ditchfield (2000).



    amplexicaudata E. Geoffroy, 1818
    azteca Saussure, 1860
    brachyotus Schinz, 1821
    braziliensis Gray, 1838
    calcaratum Wagner, 1843
    tricolor Miller, 1902
    verrucata Gray, 1844

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