Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 162-164

First record of Saccopteryx canescens (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) for Southeastern Peru

Tejedor, Adrina

Saccopteryx canescens is a South American sac- winged bat that, although widespread in the northern part of its range, Colombia to Surinam, has been rarely collected in the Amazon basin. We present the southernmost record of S. canescens (1154S), a poorly known bat species, and emphasize the importance of continued faunal surveys for a better understanding of species distributions and biological diversity in Amazonia, even in relatively well sampled areas such as Southeastern Peru.