Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 1280-1287

Occurrence of Furipterus horrens (F. Cuvier, 1828) (Chiroptera: Furipteridae) in the state of Paraíba and an update of the distribution of the species in Brazil

Leal, Edson Silva BarbosaGomes-Silva, Felipe FranciscoLira, Thaís de CastroPrado Neto, João Gomes doPassos Filho, Paulo de Barros

This paper documents the first record of Furipterus horrens (F. Cuvier 1828) from the state of Paraíba, in northeastern Brazil. A female specimen was collected in a rock shelter located in a legal reserve (614 ha) of Caatinga habitat. The morphometric data and morphological characters were consistent with those recorded for the species at other Brazilian sites. The present record increases to 67 the total number of bats species known to occur in Paraíba, of which, 40 occur in the Caatinga, and 17 are so far restricted to this biome.(AU)