White-throated round-eared bat

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White-throated round-eared bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Lophostoma
Species: L. silvicolum
Binomial name
Lophostoma silvicolum
D'Orbigny, 1836
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Distribution of the white-throated round-eared bat

The white-throated round-eared bat (Lophostoma silvicolum) is a South and Central American bat species[1] found from Honduras to Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil.[2] It creates roosts inside the nests of the termite, Nasutitermes corniger.[3]


  1. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 406. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Barquez, R. Diaz; M., Pineda, W. & Rodriguez, B. (2008). "Lophostoma silvicolum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Dechmann, D. K. N.; Kalko, E. K. V.; König, B.; Kerth, G. (2005-03-09). "Mating system of a Neotropical roost-making bat: the white-throated, round-eared bat, Lophostoma silvicolum (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Springer. 58 (3): 316–325. doi:10.1007/s00265-005-0913-y. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 

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