Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 139-141

Microradiography of the baculum as an aid to species identification in the genus Myotis Kaup, 1829

IsabelIsabelIsabelS. Rocha, HenriqueM. Pessôa, LeilaT. Lopes, Ricardo

The genus Myotis is the most diverse within Vespertilionidae, with about 103 recognized species (Simmons 2005). It is widespread, occurring in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. In South America, this genus has its greatest diversification (Koopman 1982), but no external morphological specializations that clearly distinguish the species recognized are available (LaVal 1973; López-González et al. 2001).[...]