Análisis morfológico y morfométrico de Carollia colombiana Cuartas et al. 2001 y C. monohernandezi Muñoz et al. 2004 (Phyllostomidae: Carollinae) en Colombia

Danny Zurc, Paúl M. Velasco

Abstract


Morphological and morphometric analyses of Carollia colombiana Cuartas et al. 2001 and C. monohernandezi Muñoz et al. 2004 (Phyllostomidae: Carollinae) in Colombia. We reviewed the taxonomy of Carollia colombiana y C. monohernandezi in Colombia using morphological and morphometric analyses. The results indicate that C. colombiana does not exhibit significant differences when compared to C. brevicauda. On the other hand, the holotype of C. monohernandezi exhibits discrete morphological characters that distinguish this species from the remaining species in the genus. Seventeen paratypes of C. monohernandezi are re-identified as C. brevicauda and C. perspicillata. Our analyses support the status of C. monohernandezi as a valid species and suggest that C. colombiana should be recognized as a junior synonym of C. brevicauda. The diversity of the genus Carollia in Colombia, according to our results, is of four species.


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