Histiotus alienus Thomas, 1916

Strange big-eared brown bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in November 2018 (Cláudio et al., 2023)



Paraná & Santa Catarina states, southern Brazil

Type locality: Santa Catarina, Joinville (Cláudio et al., 2023)


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BM (Cláudio et al., 2023)


Other specimens:

MN 91624 (Cláudio et al., 2023)






Original scientific description:

Thomas, Oldfield. (1916). Notes on bats of the genus Histiotus. Annals & Magazine of Natural History 17(99): 272-276.


Other references:

Cláudio, V. C., Almeida, B., Novaes, R. L. M., Navarro, M. A., Tiepolo, L. M. and Moratelli, R. (2023). Rediscovery of Histiotus alienus Thomas, 1916 a century after its description (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae): distribution extension and redescription. ZooKeys 1174: 273-287.

González, E. M. and Barquez, R. (2016). Histiotus alienus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10200A22098611. Accessed on 22 August 2023.

Handley, C.O., Jr., and A.L. Gardner. 2008. Genus Histiotus P. Gervais, 1856. In: A. L. Gardner (ed.), Mammals of South America, vol. 1, pp. 450-457. Chicago.

Simmons, N.B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 312-529. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.


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