Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 1182-1184

Cutaneous anomaly in Uroderma bilobatum (Stenodermatinae: Stenodermatini) from Taxisco, Guatemala

Kraker-Castañeda, CristianLorenzo, ConsueloLeiva-González, Elida María

During a quick bat survey in Taxisco, Guatemala, we captured a specimen of Uroderma bilobatum (Stenodermatinae: Stenodermatini) that exhibited a cutaneous anomaly in a symmetrical disposition in both sides of the face. The bat was collected, conventional somatic measures registered, and preserved. The content of the wound was examined and inside of it, mite nymphs of the family Myobiidae (Acari: Prostigmata) were identified; however, these parasites are not considered the causal agent of the lesion, it is presumably consequence of a myiasis, although no bott was found atthe time of the examination. To our knowledge this is the first report of this kind of injury in phyllostomid bats.(AU)