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A new species of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Suriname

January 1, 2016

We describe a new species of bat in the genus Myotis (Vespertilionidae: Myotinae) from the district of Sipaliwini, Suriname. The new species (Myotis clydejonesi sp. nov.), known from a single specimen, is sister to a clade of M. nigricans (Schinz) from southern South America, but differs from all Neotropical species of Myotis in qualitative and quantitative morphological characters and in its cytochrome-b gene sequence. Our findings also indicate that M. nigricans remains composite and provide support for restricting M. nigricans (sensu stricto) to southern South America.

Publication Year 2016
Title A new species of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Suriname
Authors Ricardo Moratelli, Don E. Wilson, Alfred Gardner, Robert D. Fisher, Eliécer E. Gutiérrez
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Special Publications
Index ID 70180016
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center