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.

    Monte Alegre varzea

  • The Salim Ali fruit bat (Latidens salimalii) and the rodent Platacanthomys lasiurus represent monotypic, endemic genera.

    South Western Ghats montane rain forests

  • Platacanthomys lasiurus (_Long-tailed Spiny Mouse_) 308

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon


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