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Vampyressa nymphae.jpg
Vampyriscus nymphaea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Vampyriscus
Thomas, 1900

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Vampyriscus is a genus of bats in the family Phyllostomidae, the leaf-nosed bats.

There are three species previously included in the genus Vampyressa. The two genera are differentiated by the morphology of their bones and teeth and the pattern of their pelage.[1] Phylogenetic analyses support the separation of the genera.[2][3] Older sources recognize Vampyriscus as a subgenus of Vampyressa.[4]



  1. ^ Tavares, V., et al. (2014). Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa. American Museum Novitates 3813 1-17.
  2. ^ Hoofer, S. R. & Baker, R. J. (2006). Molecular systematics of Vampyressine bats (Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) with comparison of direct and indirect surveys of mitochondrial DNA variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39(2), 424-438.
  3. ^ Hoofer, S. R., et al. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships of vampyressine bats and allies (Phyllostomidae: Stenodermatinae) based on DNA sequences of a nuclear intron (TSHB-I2). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 47(2), 870-876.
  4. ^ Wilson, D. E. and D. M. Reeder, Editors. Vampyressa. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. 3rd Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press.

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