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Chiroderma salvini.jpg
Salvin's big-eyed bat (Chiroderma salvini)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Subfamily: Stenodermatinae
Genus: Chiroderma
Peters, 1860
Type species
Chiroderma villosum
Peters, 1860

Chiroderma doriae
Chiroderma improvisum
Chiroderma salvini
Chiroderma trinitatum
Chiroderma villosum

  • Mimetops Gray, 1866

Chiroderma – big-eyed bats or white-lined bats – is a genus of leaf-nosed bat found in Central America, South America and the Lesser Antilles.[1]


The following species are recognized as of 2005:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Simmons, Nancy B. (2005), "Chiroptera", in Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.), Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 312–529, ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0, retrieved 13 September 2009

Further reading[edit]

  • Baker, Robert J.; Taddei, Valdir A.; Hudgeons, Jeremy L.; Van Den Bussche, Ronald A. (1994). "Systematic Relationships Within Chiroderma (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) Based on Cytochrome b Sequence Variation". Journal of Mammalogy. 75 (2): 321–327. doi:10.2307/1382550. JSTOR 1382550.