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SPECIES Artibeus (Artibeus) obscurus

Author:Schinz, 1821.
Citation:In G. Cuvier, Das Tierreich, 1: 164.
Common Name:Dark Fruit-eating Bat
Type Locality:Brazil, Bahia, Rio Peruhype, Villa Vicosa.
Distribution:Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Artibeus. Distinct from jamaicensis; see Handley (1989), Brosset and Charles-Dominique (1990), Lim and Wilson (1993), Marques-Aguiar (1994), and Simmons and Voss (1998). This species has often been referred to as fuliginosus in the literature, but obscurus is a senior synonym; see Handley (1989).
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    fuliginosus Gray, 1838

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