Isabelle's ghost bat

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Isabelle's ghost bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Diclidurus
D. isabella
Binomial name
Diclidurus isabella
Thomas, 1920
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Isabelle's ghost bat range

Isabelle's ghost bat (Diclidurus isabella) is a bat species found in northwestern Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela, and possibly Colombia.[1][2] It was discovered in October 1916 by Emilie Snethlage, and described by Oldfield Thomas in 1920.[3] While the species name is suggestive that he named it after someone, his notes did not say this as they usually did when he named a species after someone. It has been suggested that the species name is in reference to the color isabelline, which describes the color of this species. In that case, the common name should instead be the isabelline ghost bat.[4] They are pale brown in color, with the head and shoulders appearing whitish. Their forearms are approximately 54 mm (2.1 in) long.[3]


  1. ^ a b Sampaio, E.; Lim, B.; Peters, S. (2016). "Diclidurus isabella". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T6563A21986404. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T6563A21986404.en. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 387. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ a b Thomas, O. (1920). XXXIII.—On mammals from the lower amazons in the Goeldi Museum, Para. Journal of Natural History, 6(33), 266-283.
  4. ^ Beolens, B., Watkins, M., & Grayson, M. (2009). The eponym dictionary of mammals. JHU Press.

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