South American hoary bat

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South American hoary bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Aeorestes
Species:
A. villosissimus
Binomial name
Aeorestes villosissimus
Synonyms

The South American hoary bat (Aeorestes villosissimus) is a species of vesper bat found in South America.

Taxonomy[edit]

Prior to 2015, the South American hoary bat was recognized as a subspecies of the hoary bat, A. cinereus.[1]

Range[edit]

The South American hoary bat is found in the following South American countries: Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baird, Amy B.; Braun, Janet K.; Mares, Michael A.; Morales, Juan Carlos; Patton, John C.; Tran, Christina Q.; Bickham, John W. (2015). "Molecular systematic revision of tree bats (Lasiurini): Doubling the native mammals of the Hawaiian Islands". Journal of Mammalogy. 96 (6): 1255–1274. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyv135.
  2. ^ Gardner, A. L. (2008). Mammals of South America, Volume 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats. 1. University of Chicago Press. p. 463. ISBN 978-0226282428.