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7 June 2017 Caribbean Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with description of a new species from Trinidad and Tobago
Ricardo Moratelli, Don E. Wilson, Roberto L. M. Novaes, Kristofer M. Helgen, Eliécer E. Gutiérrez
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We describe a new species of Myotis (Vespertilionidae, Myotinae) from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago Island. The new species (Myotis attenboroughi sp. nov.) can be distinguished from all other Neotropical congeners by cranial features and cytochrome-b gene sequences. Myotis attenboroughi sp. nov. is allied morphologically with species in the albescens group (like M. nigricans), and is sister to a clade including M. cf. handleyi, M. nesopolus, and 3 possibly undescribed species from Central and South America. A review of Myotis collections from the Caribbean confirms M. nyctor for Barbados and Grenada; M. dominicensis for Dominica and Guadeloupe; M. martiniquensis for Martinique; M. pilosatibialis and M. riparius for Trinidad; and M. attenboroughi for Tobago. The occurrence of M. attenboroughi on Trinidad is still an open question.

Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society of Mammalogists 2017. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.
Ricardo Moratelli, Don E. Wilson, Roberto L. M. Novaes, Kristofer M. Helgen, and Eliécer E. Gutiérrez "Caribbean Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with description of a new species from Trinidad and Tobago," Journal of Mammalogy 98(4), 994-1008, (7 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx062
Received: 8 March 2017; Accepted: 2 May 2017; Published: 7 June 2017
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Caribbean
Lesser Antilles
Myotis attenboroughi
Myotis nigricans
Neotropics
Sir David Attenborough's Myotis
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