Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa

Tavares, Valéria Da C., Gardner, Alfred L., Ramírez-Chaves, Héctor E. and Velazco, Paúl M. (2014) Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa. American Museum Novitates, 1 3813: 1-27. doi:10.1206/3813.1

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Tavares, Valéria Da C.
Gardner, Alfred L.
Ramírez-Chaves, Héctor E.
Velazco, Paúl M.
Title Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa
Formatted title
Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa
Journal name American Museum Novitates   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-0082
1937-352X
Publication date 2014-10-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1206/3813.1
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 3813
Start page 1
End page 27
Total pages 27
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher American Museum of Natural History Library
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Vampyressa melissa is a poorly known phyllostomid bat listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Since its description in 1926, fewer than 40 V. melissa have been reported in the literature, and less than half of these may have been correctly identified. During revisionary studies of Vampyressa, we uncovered two previously unrecognized species related to V. melissa, all associated with higher elevation habitats (>1400 m), one from the Andes of Colombia (Vampyressa sinchi, new species) and the other from western Panama (Vampyressa elisabethae, new species) revealing that V. melissa, as traditionally defined, is a composite of at least three species. In this paper, we provide a restricted diagnosis for the genus Vampyressa, an emended diagnosis of V. melissa, and descriptions of the two new species. The separation of these frugivorous bats, previously identified as V. melissa, into three isolated upper-elevation species, each having restricted distributions further highlights their fragile conservation status.
Keyword Bats
Stenodermatinae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 2 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 4 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 02 Nov 2014, 00:45:53 EST by System User on behalf of School of Biological Sciences