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SPECIES Chrotopterus auritus

Author:Peters, 1856.
Citation:Abhandl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1856: 305.
Common Name:Woolly False Vampire Bat
Type Locality:Mexico. The type locality was incorrectly changed to Brazil, Santa Catarina, by Carter and Dolan (1978), see remarks in Medellin (1989).
Distribution:Veracruz (Mexico) south to the Guianas, S Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and N Argentina.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Simmons and Voss (1998) discussed problems with previously recognized subspecies. See Medellín (1989). See Emmons (1997) for distribution map.
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    australis Thomas, 1905
    guianae Thomas, 1905

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