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Echolocation of the big red bat Lasiurus egregius(Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) and first record from the Central Brazilian Amazon

López-Baucells, A, Rocha, R, Fernández-Arellano, G, Bobrowiec, PED, Palmeirim, JM and Meyer, Christoph FJ 2014, 'Echolocation of the big red bat Lasiurus egregius(Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) and first record from the Central Brazilian Amazon' , Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 49 (1) , pp. 18-25.

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Abstract

Lasiurus egregius (Peters, 1870) is a rare Neotropical vespertilionid bat and virtually no data on its ecology and echolocation calls are currently available. We report the capture of four individuals in the Central Amazon, representing the first record for the region and a significant (> 800 km) expansion of the species’ known range. Echolocation calls, recorded for the first time under natural conditions, were 1.5–8 ms in duration, and characterized by high mean bandwidth (18 kHz) and a mean frequency of maximum energy of 30 kHz.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0165-0521
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Funders: FCT
Depositing User: Dr Christoph Meyer
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 13:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37811

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