New records of three bat species for the Caatinga of the state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil

José Anderson Feijó, Paloma Araújo, Maria Paula Aguiar Fracasso, Katharine Raquel Pereira dos Santos


The aim of this paper is to document three additional species of bats for the Caatinga of the state of Paraíba. The specimens were captured with ground-level mistnets in the Parque Estadual Pedra da Boca (July 2004) and in the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Fazenda Almas (September 2009). The morphology and measurements of the specimens studied match to those described in literature. This paper represents the first record of Diaemus youngi (Jentink, 1893), Micronycteris sanborni Simmons, 1996 and Eumops perotis (Schinz, 1821) for the State of Paraíba, extending their geographic distribution in northeastern Brazil. A total of 28 bat species are now known for the state of Paraíba, being 13 of them registered for the Caatinga. Further studies are necessary to better understand the taxonomy, ecology, geographical distribution and conservational state of bats from Paraíba.

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