Benkeith's short-tailed bat

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Benkeith's short-tailed bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Carollia
Species: C. benkeithi
Binomial name
Carollia benkeithi
Solari & Baker, 2006

Benkeith's short-tailed bat (Carollia benkeithi) is a leaf-nosed bat species found in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.[1] C. benkeithi was named by Dr. Robert Baker of Texas Tech University, after Ben E Keith, who donated $5 million to the university.[2]

C. benkeithi very closely resembles Carollia castanea, and the two species are believed to be often confused.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gardner, Alfred L. (2007), Mammals of South America: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats, p. 211 
  2. ^ http://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/news/stories/06-10-new-bat-species.php

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