The Families and Genera of Bats

The Families and Genera of Bats

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...redmani Leach. Geographic distribution.--West Indies from Cuba to Barbados. Number of forms.--Five species of Monophyllus are now known. Characters.--In general like Glossophaga,1 zygomatic arch complete; tail about half as long as femur, projecting beyond edge of very narrow interfemoral membrane. Teeth essentially as in Glossophaga, but upper incisors much smaller and of equal length, the outer sharp pointed, the inner with flat cutting edge, neither of the incisors in contact with the other or with canine; lower incisors very minute, with roundish flat crowns, the four teeth standing as two pairs, one pair on each side of a broad median space; upper and lower premolars with conspicuous styles; upper molars with inner margin obliquely truncate. Species examined.--I have examined all the known forms. Genus ANOURA Gray. 1838. Anoura Gray, Mag. Zool. and Bot., II, p. 490 (geoffroyi). 1844-46. Rhinehonycteris Tschudi, Fauna Peruana, p. 71 (peruana=geoffroyi). 1846. Anura Agassiz, Nomencl. Zool., Index Univ., p. 27. 1868. Olossonycteris Peters, Monatsber. k. preuss. Akad. Wissensch., Berlin, p. 365 (lasiopyga). 187S. G1ossonycteris Dobson, Catal. Chiropt. Brit. Mus., p. 508. 1893. Anura Thomas, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 335. 1898. Anura H. Allen, Trans. Amer. Phllos. Soc., n. s., XIX, p. 256. 1901. Anoura Miller and Rehn, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., XXX, p. 286, December 27, 1901. Type-species.--Anoura geoffroyi Gray. Geographic distribution.--Tropical America, north to southern Mexico. Number of forms.--Only one species is currently recognized. Characters.--Like Lonchoglossa, but with no external tail; zygomatic arch incomplete or imperfectly ossified; outer upper incisor noticeably elliptical in section, the outline of its anterior surface...show more

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  • 9781236603456