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A new species of Myotis from the Islas Tres Marias, Nayarit, Mexico, with comments on variation in Myotis nigricans

August 1, 1978

A new Myotis is described from the Islas Tres Marias, Nayarit, Mexico. the new species is distinct from related taxa n the adjacent Mexican mainland (M. californicus, M. leibii, and M. carteri), although most closely related to M. carteri as shown by univariate and canonical variates analyses. An analysis of six groups of M. nigricans from Middle and South America supports the elevation of M. nigricans carteri to specific status, confirms the distinctness of M. nigricus extremus, but fails to substantiate subspecific status for bats from Columbia and Ecuador, recent recognized as M. n. punensis.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1978
Title A new species of <i>Myotis</i> from the Islas Tres Marias, Nayarit, Mexico, with comments on variation in <i>Myotis nigricans</i>
DOI 10.2307/1380228
Authors Michael A. Bogan
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Mammalogy
Series Number
Index ID 70119893
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization