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SPECIES Eptesicus (Eptesicus) brasiliensis

Author:Desmarest, 1819.
Citation:Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat., Nouv. ed., 35: 478.
Common Name:Brazilian Brown Bat
Type Locality:Brazil, Goias (restricted by Cabrera, 1957).
Distribution:Veracruz (Mexico) south to N Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay; Trinidad and Tobago.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Eptesicus. Does not include andinus, chiriquinus, inca, or montosus; see Davis (1966) and Simmons and Voss (1998). Davis (1966) suggested that the holotype of hilarii may be referable to fuscus, but retained it in brasiliensis pending more comparisons. See Williams (1978c) for discussion of hilarii and melanopterus. Subspecies were delimited by Davis (1966), but additional specimens collected subsequently have made subspecies limits somewhat unclear.


SUBSPECIES brasiliensis

SUBSPECIES argentinus

SUBSPECIES melanopterus



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