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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).



    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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