Myotis albescens ( Etienne Geoffroy St.-Hilaire, 1806),

Moratelli, Ricardo, Dewynter, Mael, Delaval, Marguerite, Catzeflis, Francois & Ruedi, Manuel, 2015, First record of Myotisalbescens (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in French Guiana, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 5314-5314: 5314

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Myotis albescens ( Etienne Geoffroy St.-Hilaire, 1806)


Myotis albescens ( Etienne Geoffroy St.-Hilaire, 1806) 


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MHNG 1990.017; occurrenceRemarks: caught by hand, inside a hollow log; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; preparations: Ethanol 70o GL; disposition: in collection; Taxon: scientificName: Myotisalbescens; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Chordata; class: Mammalia; order: Chiroptera; family: Vespertilionidae; genus: Myotis; specificEpithet: albescens; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: ( É. Geoffroy-St.-Hilaire, 1806); vernacularName: Silver-tipped myotis; nomenclaturalCode: ICZN; taxonomicStatus: accepted; Location: higherGeography: French Guiana; Montsinery; Rivière des Cascades; continent: South America; country: French Guiana; stateProvince: Cayenne; municipality: Montsinery; locality: Cayenne, 27 km SW ; verbatimElevation: 42 m; verbatimCoordinates: 04°45'01"N 52°29'08"W; verbatimLatitude: 04°45'01"N; verbatimLongitude: 52°29'08"W; verbatimCoordinateSystem: degrees decimal minutes; Event: eventDate: 2011-07-31GoogleMaps 


Presence of a fringe of hairs along the trailing edge of uropatagium, long and silky pelage with frosted appearance on the dorsum, ears 9-14 mm in length, broad interorbital and postorbital constrictions, and globular braincase.


Southern Veracruz, Mexico, southward through Central America to Uruguay and Argentina.