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
Distribution of Carollia benkeithi.png

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]


  1. ^ a b Gardner, Alfred L. (2007), Mammals of South America: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats, p. 211 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 

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