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Acta Chiropterologica, l(2): 179-190,1999 PL ISSN 1508-1109O Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS
 

Summary: Acta Chiropterologica, l(2): 179-190,1999
PL ISSN 1508-1109O Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS
First records of 10bat speciesin Guyana and commentson diversity
of bats in Iwokrama Forest
BURTONK. LIM',MARKD. ENGSTROM~,ROBERTM. TIMM~,ROBERTP. ANDERSON~,
and L. CYNTHIAWATSON~
'Centrefor Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto,
Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada; E-mail: burtonl@rom.on.ca
2NaturalHistory Museum and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-2454, USA
3Centrefor the Study of Biological Diversity, University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus,
East Coast Demerara, Guyana
Ten speciesof bats (Centronycteris-maximiliani,Diclidurus albus,D. ingens,D. isabellus, Peropteryx leucoptera,
Micronycteris brosseti, M. microtis, Tonatia carrikeri, Lasiurus atratus, and Myotis riparius) collected in the
Iwokrarna International Rain Forest Programme site represent the first records of these taxa from Guyana. This
report brings the known bat fauna of Guyana to 107 species and the fauna of Iwokrama Forest to 74 species.
Measurements, reproductive data, and comments on taxonomy and distributionare provided.
Key words: Chiroptera,Neotropics, Guyana, IwokramaForest, inventory, speciesdiversity
The mammalian fauna of Guyana is
poorly documented in comparison with

  

Source: Anderson, Robert P. - Department of Biology, City College, City University of New York

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology