from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of American chiropters of the family Vespertilionidæ; the red bats.
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- n. a genus of Vespertilionidae
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Mammals found only here or in few other Amazonian regions include three species of endemic titi monkeys (Callicebus hoffmannsi, C. dubius, C. cinerascens), endemic marmosets (Callithrix humeralifer), locally endemic white-faced sakis (Pithecia albicans), a number of rodents such as South American field mice (Bolomys lasiurus), and bats Saccopteryx gymnura.
The Salim Ali fruit bat (Latidens salimalii) and the rodent Platacanthomys lasiurus represent monotypic, endemic genera.
Platacanthomys lasiurus (_Long-tailed Spiny Mouse_) 308