Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 1151-1153

Leucism in Sebas short-tailed bat, Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758), from a rock shelter in northeastern Brazil

Rocha, Patrício AdrianoFeijó, José AndersonDonato, Christiane RamosFerrari, Stephen Francis

A female specimen was captured in a rock shelter located within a anthropogenic fragment of Atlantic Forest in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe. This specimen revealed leucism restricted to the pelage of the body, which was completely white, whereas the eyes, wings, legs, ears, snout, and nasal leaf were all coloured normally. The female was apparently well integrated into the group, ostensibly healthy, of normal size and carrying a late-term fetus.(AU)