Tomopeas ravus Miller, 1900:571

Blunt-eared bat, Peruvian crevice-dwelling bat



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Original scientific description:

Miller, G. S. Jr. (1900). A new bat from Peru. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Series 7, 6: 570-574.


Other references:

Barkley, L. J. (2008). Subfamily Tomopeatinae Miller, 1907. In: Gardner, A.L. (ed.), Mammals of South America. Volume 1. Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats, pp. 439-440. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Davis, William B. (1970). Tomopeas ravus Miller (Chiroptera). Journal of Mammalogy 51(2): 244-247.

Duszynski, D. W. and Barkley, L. J. (1985). Eimeria from bats of the world: a new species in Tomopeas ravus from Peru. J Parasitol. 71(2): 204-208.

Eisenberg, J. F. and Redford, K. H. (1999). Mammals of the Neotropics. The Central Neotropics. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.

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.

Simmons, N. B. and A.L. Cirranello. (2023). Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.

Velazco, P. (2016). Tomopeas ravus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21982A21975053. Accessed on 18 June 2023.

Velazco, P.M., Cadenillas, R., Centty, O., Huamani, L. and Zamora, H. 2013. New records of Platalina genovensium Thomas, 1928 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Lonchophyllinae) and Tomopeas ravus Miller, 1900 (Chiroptera, Molossidae, Tomopeatinae). Mastozoología Neotropical 20: 425-434.

Don E. Wilson & Russell A. Mittermeier, 2019, Molossidae, Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 9 Bats, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 598-672.

Zamora, H., Medina, C., Escobar, A., Arteaga, Y., Cadenillas, R. and Velazco, P.M. (2014). New distributional record of the rare endemic Peruvian Tomopeas ravus Miller, 1900 (Chiroptera, Molossidae, Tomopeatinae). Mammalia 78: 257-260.

Zeballos, Horacio et al. (2019). New records of the Peruvian crevice-dwelling bat Tomopeas ravus (Chiroptera: Molossidae): what do they mean for its conservation? Mastozoología Neotropical 26(1): 199-210.


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