Husson's yellow bat

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Husson's yellow bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Suborder: Microchiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Rhogeessa
Subgenus: Rhogeessa (Rhogeessa)
Species: R. hussoni
Binomial name
Rhogeessa hussoni
Genoways & Baker, 1996
Distribution of Rhogeessa hussoni.png

Husson's yellow bat (Rhogeessa (Rhogeessa) hussoni) is a species of vesper bat found in Suriname and southern Brazil.[1]

Description

Husson's yellow bat is primarily distinguished from other species in the genus Rhogeessa (particularly from R. io which is also found in Brazil) by its fur colour. Both its ventral and dorsal fur is golden brown with brown tips. Its muzzle is similar to that found in the genus Eptesicus with more obvious pads than R. io. Cranial measurements including breadth of the upper canines and palate, and the length of the teeth across the maxillary bone were all larger in Husson's yellow bat.[2]

Conservation status

There have been difficulties capturing vesper bats using the usual methods and problems differentiating the different species within the genus Rhogeessa. As a results of this, very little is known about the species and IUCN has listed it as data deficient. It is likely to be threatened by loss of habitat.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Sampaio, E., Lim, B. & Peters, S. (2008). "Rhogeessa hussoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Aires, Caroline C,; do Nascimento, Fabio O.; Césari, Adalberto (2011). "Mammalia, Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae, Rhogeessa hussoni Genoways and Baker, 1996: distribution extension and taxonomic notes". Check List. 7 (2): 117–119. 

External links

  • Data related to Husson's yellow bat at Wikispecies


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