Bats from Botucatu region, state of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil

Wilson Uieda, Maria Ester Chaves


The bat fauna of the region of Botucatu, state of São Paulo, is composed of 36 species, belonging to four families (Phyllostomidae, Molossidae, Vespertilionidae and Noctilionidae). The former is the most rich with 18 known species. In the urban area, the most common species were Molossus molossus, Artibeus lituratus and Platyrrhinus lineatus, while in the rural area it was Desmodus rotundus. The rabies exam of bats from Botucatu region was positive just for bats of D. rotundus, M. molossus, A. lituratus and C. perspicillata.

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