Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 1179-1181

First record of a leucistic piebald Phyllostomus discolor (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

Treitler, Julia TabeaBaucells, Adrià LópezFarias, Solange GomesTenaçol Júnior, José FranciscoRocha, Ricardo

Aberrant colorations resulting from colour pigment deficiencies are commonly described in the bat literature. In this study we report the first leucistic piebald of Phyllostomus discolor (Wagner, 1843) by describing an individual captured in Central Amazonia, Brazil, that presented a distinct white patch on its body but normally pigmented eyes. This is the first report of hypo-pigmentism in the species, but also in the genus.(AU)