Vampyressa sinchi, Tavares & Gardner & Ramírez-Chaves & Velazco, 2014

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1206/3813.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BCEF1F79-0060-481A-BF84-6A9F63060B28

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/2317FDBB-985F-440B-93F3-870D8EDBE045

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:2317FDBB-985F-440B-93F3-870D8EDBE045

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Vampyressa sinchi
status

new species

Vampyressa sinchi , new species

Quechuan Yellow-eared Bat

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Vampyressa melissa: Lemke et al., 1982: 231 .

Vampyressa melissa: Alberico et al., 2000: 55 (part).

HOLOTYPE: An adult female ( FMNH 114028 View Materials ; figs. 4E–F, 5B, 5E, 6C, 8B, 9A) collected at Llorente (0°46′40″ N, 77°21′50″ W; 1700 m), municipio de Córdoba, departamento de Nariño, Colombia, by Kjell von Sneidern (original number: 1736) on May 10 1971. The holotype is preserved as a skin and skull (table 4). GoogleMaps

PARATYPES: An adult female ( MHNUC 1514 , fig. 10) caught at San Juan de Villalobos (1°33′18″ N, 76°18′19″ W; 1620 m), Vereda La Esmeralda , Santa Rosa , departamento de Cauca, Colombia, in the Caquetá River basin, eastern Colombian slopes of the eastern Andes by H.E. Ramírez-Chaves on 5 May 2005; and an adult male (IAvH 2282) collected in Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guácharos (1°38′ N, 75°58′ W, 1900 m), Acevedo, departamento de Huila, Colombia, by T. O. Lemke (Lemke et al. 1982) see table 4 GoogleMaps .

DISTRIBUTION: Know only from the type series from the eastern slope of the Central Cordillera ( Llorente ) and eastern slopes of the Eastern Cordillera ( San Juan de Villalobos and Parque Nacional Cueva de los Guácharos) of the Andes in Colombia (fig. 3) .

ETYMOLOGY: A Quechuan word, sinchi conveys the meaning “robust and strong.” The name honors the Quechuan people of Colombia (the Ingas), and indicates the robustness of this species, the largest Vampyressa known. The name is to be treated as a noun in apposition.

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Phyllostomidae

Genus

Vampyressa

Loc

Vampyressa sinchi

Tavares, Valéria Da C., Gardner, Alfred L., Ramírez-Chaves, Héctor E. & Velazco, Paúl M. 2014
2014
Loc

Vampyressa melissa:

Alberico, M. & A. Cadena & Y. Munoz-Saba 2000: 55
2000