Desmodus puntajudensis Woloszyn & Mayo, 1974

Cuban vampire bat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Desmodus rotundus puntajudensis Woloszyn & Mayo, 1974

 

Now considered a synonym of D. rotundus (Orihuela, 2011).

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

Cuba

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: at CZACC

Type locality: "Cueva del Centenario de Lenin, Punta Judas, Villa Clara Province (formerly Las Villas), Cuba"

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Woloszyn, B. W. and Mayo, N. A. (1974). Postglacial remains of a vampire bat (Chiroptera: Desmodus) from Cuba. Acta Zool. Cracoviensia 19: 253-265.

 

Other references:

Ignacio Ramos García and Rafael Borroto Páez. (2000). Ejemplares tipo de mamíferos en colecciones cubanas. Orsis 15: 75-89.

Orihuela, J. (2011). Skull variation of the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae): taxonomic implications for the Cuban fossil vampire bat Desmodus puntajudensis. Chiroptera Neotropi). Chiroptera Neotropical 17(1): 963-976.

Suarez, William. (2005). Taxonomic Status of the Cuban Vampire Bat (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae: Desmodontinae: Desmodus). Caribbean Journal of Science 41(4): 761-767.

 

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