Description of a New Vespertilionine Bat from Yucatan

Author's Edition, extracted from Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. IX, September 28, 1897

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,513 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.2
LoC Category: QH
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Added to site: 2008.09.03
mnybks.net#: 21961
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Science, Nature

In a small collection of mammals recently sent by Dr. G.F. Gaumer from Izamal, Yucatan, to this Museum for identification, is a single specimen of a species of Adelonycteris, which appears to be undescribed. It may be called ADELONYCTERIS GAUMERI, sp. nov.

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Above dark brown, with an olivaceous wash, the fur being uniform dark brown to the base tipped with a slight tinge of olivaceous, the extreme tip slightly grayish in certain lights; below much lighter, the fur being dark brown basally and broadly tipped with pale buffy gray; ears and membranes black, naked, and with no trace of a whitish border. Ears of medium size, rather thin, evenly convex on the front border, slightly hollowed on the posterior border below the rounded posteriorly directed tip; tragus long and rather narrow, pointed, equal to half the height of the ear. Face semi-nude, about as in A. fusca.

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