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SPECIES Natalus stramineus

Author:Gray, 1838.
Citation:Mag. Zool. Bot., 2: 496.
Common Name:Mexican Greater Funnel-eared Bat
Type Locality:Specified as unknown in the original description. Cabrera (1958) restricted the type locality to Lagoa Sanata, Minas Gerais, Brazil, but Goodwin (1959b) disagreed. Based on measurements and cranial morphology, Goodwin (1959b) concluded that the holotype was probably from Antigua, Lesser Antilles. Handley and Gardner (1990) subsequently confirmed the identity of the holotype and confirmed restriction of the type locality to Antigua.
Distribution:S Baja California, Nuevo León, and Sonora (Mexico) to N Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, C and E Brazil, Boliva; Lesser Antilles.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:See Handley and Gardner (1990) for clarification of the holotype. For synonyms see Goodwin (1959b) and Varona (1974). Includes espiritosantensis; see Pine and Ruschi (1976). Does not include major, jamaicensis, or primus; see Morgan (1989b) and Morgan and Czaplewski (2003), but also see Linares (1971). Arroyo-Cabrales et al. (1997) reviewed genetic variation and possible relationships of populations of major and stramineus. Morphometrics and distribution within South America reviewed by Taddei and Uieda (2001); see Timm and Genoways (2003) for discussion of the Carbibbean form.
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SUBSPECIES stramineus

SUBSPECIES espiritosantensis

SUBSPECIES mexicanus

SUBSPECIES natalensis

SUBSPECIES saturatus

SUBSPECIES tronchonii


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