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SPECIES Nyctinomops macrotis

Author:Gray, 1840.
Citation:Ann. Nat. Hist., 4: 5.
Common Name:Big Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Cuba.
Distribution:SW British Columbia and Iowa (USA) to SW Mexico; Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Surinam to Peru, N Argentina and Uruguay; Cuba; Jamaica; Hispaniola.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Called Tadarida molossa by Hall and Kelson (1959), but see Husson (1962). See Milner et al. (1990) and Timm and Genoways (2003).
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Synonyms:

    aequatoralis J. A. Allen, 1914
    affinis J. A. Allen, 1900
    auritus Wagner, 1843
    depressus Ward, 1891
    megalotis Dobson, 1876
    molossa Hershkovitz, 1949
    nevadensis H. Allen, 1894

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