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We report new records for 254 specimens of 19 species of bats from 15 genera and three of the four families of Argentine bats (Phyllostomidae, Vespertilionidae, and Molossidae). Sixty one new distributional records were also added to eight provinces of Argentina and to the Puna, Monte of mountains and valleys, Yungas forests, Dry and Humid Chaco, Pampas, Fields and Weedlands, and Paranean forests ecoregions. We add only one new bat species to an ecoregion: the first report of Promops nasutus for the Monte of mountains and valleys.
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The highest species richness of mammals in Argentina
is found in the northern part of the country, mainly in
the semiarid Chacoan region, followed by the humid
subtropical forests, in the Yungas and Paranaense
phytogeographical regions (Ojeda et al. 2002). Moreover,
Ojeda (1999) considered that the tropical-temperate
interface of northern Argentina is one of the regions with
highest richness of mammals in the southern cone of South
America.
Bats are among the most intensively and extensively
studied groups of mammals in Argentina (Barquez et
al. 1993; 1999a; Barquez 2006). Northern Argentina,
probably for being the richest area in number of species
of bats, has received and continues receiving the attention
of students and mammalogists in relation to diverse issues
related with biology of bats (Barquez and Ojeda 1992;
Autino and Barquez 1994; Iudica 1995; Mares et al. 1995;
Autino et al. 1999; Barquez et al. 1999a; Giannini 1999;
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distributional records for bats are frequent and usual in
the region (Barquez et al. 1999b; Díaz and Barquez 1999;
Barquez and Díaz 2001; Barquez et al. 2009; De Souza
y Pavé 2009); many of these new records are additional
        
the species, thus allowing more accurate interpretations of
biogeographical patterns. Here, we report new information
for bats of northern Argentina, including comments on the
distributional importance of these new records, as well as
on their respective biogeographical implications.
Our study area includes the northern Argentina
provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman, Catamarca, Santiago
del Estero, Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes, and Misiones, in
a range of extension between about 22° S latitude, at the
border with Bolivia and Paraguay, and 30° S latitude. These
provinces are located in an area constituted by a complex
mosaic of habitats that intermingle and includes twelve
eco-regions (Figure 1): High Andean, Puna, Monte of
mountains and valleys, Yungas forests, Dry Chaco, Humid
Abstract: We report new records for 254 specimens of 19 species of bats from 15 genera and three of the four families of
Argentine bats (Phyllostomidae, Vespertilionidae, and Molossidae). Sixty one new distributional records were also added
to eight provinces of Argentina and to the Puna, Monte of mountains and valleys, Yungas forests, Dry and Humid Chaco,

report of Promops nasutus for the Monte of mountains and valleys

de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Miguel Lillo 255, Tucumán (4000), Argentina.
Corresponding author. E-mail: maritisandoval@yahoo.com.ar
María Leonor Sandoval*, Mariano S. Sánchez and Rubén M. Barquez
Mammalia, Chiroptera Blumenbach, 1779: New
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distribution maps from Northern Argentina
Chaco, Espinal, Pampas, Delta and Islands of the Parana
River, Ibera Swamps, Fields and Weedlands, and Paranean
et al. 1999).
A total of 254 specimens were examined at the
Colección Mamíferos Lillo (Lillo Mammals Collection, CML)
of the National University of Tucuman, Argentina, most
of them resulting from research projects and personal
  
placed in each locality in different micro-environments, as
secondary and primary forests, and at different elevation
levels above the ground. In all these cases we preferred
netting on courses of calm water, rivers and streams. We

hours or until dawn, depending on bats’ activity. Voucher
     

numbers are indicated by the initials of the collectors
or research programs: ARG (Collection of Collaborative
       
Natural History and the Programa de Investigaciones
de Biodiversidad Argentina -PIDBA-), DO (Diego Ortiz),

PIDBA (Programa de Investigaciones de Biodiversidad
Argentina). These specimens are under curatorial process
and will be catalogued in the CML.
All localities in the Appendix were arranged by increasing
latitude and longitude and are presented in Figure 2.
Localities are expressed as in the original label or in the
catalogue. Provinces and departments are indicated in
parentheses. The geographic coordinates were obtained
with a GPS (Global Positioning System) at localities
sampled by the authors. Those from specimens not
collected by the authors were obtained from gazetteers
(Barquez and Ojeda 1992; Mares et al. 1996; 1997; Díaz et
al. 2000; Barquez and Díaz 2001; Díaz and Barquez 2007),
maps, or satellite images (Google Earth 4.3.7).
The taxonomy used herein is in accordance to Barquez
(2006).
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Figure 1. Ecoregions of northern Argentina. See references for provinces
and adjacent countries in Figure 2.
Family Species Y PF M DC HC Pa FW Pu UA
Phyl C. auritus 6
C. perspicillata — 2 — — — —
A. lituratus — 2 — — — —
A. planirostris 15 — — 3 — —
S. lilium 19 2 — 3 1
S. oporaphilum 8 — — — — —
D. rotundus 7 — — 1 — 1
Vesp D. ega 2 — — 1 — —
E. furinalis 5 — — 1 — —
H. macrotus 3 — 2 1 — — 1
L. blossevillii 7 — — 3 — —
L. cinereus 5 — — — — —
M. nigricans 1 — — — — — —
Mol E. patagonicus 1 — — — — — — 1
M. temminckii 3 — — 1 1 — 1
M. molossus 3 — — 1 — — 1
M. rufus — — — — — 1
P. nasutus 2 — 1 — — — — — —
T. brasiliensis 6 — 1 4 — 1 — 1
Table 1. Number of records per species added to each ecoregion of Ar-
gentina and urban areas. Abbreviations of the families are as follow: Phyl
(Phyllostomidae); Vesp (Vespertilionidae); Mol (Molossidae). Abbrevia-
tions of the ecoregions are as follows: Y (Yungas); PF (Paranean forests);
M (Monte of mountains and valleys); DC (Dry Chaco); HC (Humid Chaco);
Pa (Pampas); FW (Fields and Weedlands); Pu (Puna); UA (Urban Areas).
Species Account



Chrotopterus auritus (Peters, 1856)

N de Las Capillas, sobre ruta provincial 20, 1198 m, 1 (MS

Capillas, por ruta 20, 957 m, 1 (CML 4277). 
al NW del cruce de rutas 50 y 18, camino a Isla de Cañas,

y ruta provincial 18, sobre camino a San Andrés, 1 (CML

50 y 19, por ruta 19, 450 m, 1 (PIDBA 1392); Río de Las

7264).
Comments: This species has been recorded in Chaco,
Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, and Tucuman
provinces. Although these records represent new localities,


Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Specimens examined (2). MISIONES: Parque Nacional
 
nacional 101, 1 (MS 31); Parque Nacional Iguazú, sendero
Yacaratiá, a 300 m del barrio de guardaparques, 1 (MS 39).

localities in the province of Misiones, but only one of them
        


Artibeus lituratus (Olfers, 1818)
Specimens examined (3). MISIONES: Parque Nacional
 
nacional 101, 2 (MS 32, 33); Parque Nacional Iguazú,
Sendero Yacaratiá, a 300 m del barrio de guardaparques,
1 (MS 46).
Comments: This species has been recorded in Corrientes,
Formosa, and Misiones provinces. These new localities do

Artibeus planirostris (Spix, 1823)
Specimens examined (35). JUJUY: Arroyo Los Matos, 7
          
m, 2 (PIDBA 1247, 1251); Río Las Capillas, cruce con ruta

NW of Pulares, 4760 ft, 3 (ARG 6454, 6556; CML 7268); 5
   

al N de ruta 5 por el camino a El Piquete, 710 m, 2 (PIDBA

         
de rutas 50 y 18, camino a Isla de Cañas, 499 m, 1 (PIDBA
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3100 ft, 4 (ARG 6194, 6236, 6244; CML 7298); Dique
 
Siambón, 920 m, 1 (CML 7316).
Comments: Here we add 28 new localities for this
abundant species in northern Argentina. The distribution
of S. lilium        
only one locality, Laguna Paiva, near the city of Corrientes;
we add two new localities in that province, one of them
largely extending the distribution of the species to the east

Sturnira oporaphilum (Tschudi, 1844)
Specimens examined (14). 
ruta 34 y camino a Normenta, por el camino a Normenta,

Las Capillas, sobre ruta provincial 20, 1198 m, 1 (PIDBA
1288).       
            
ruta provincial 18, camino a Isla de Cañas, sobre ruta 18, 1

rutas 50 y 19, por ruta 19, 450 m, 4 (PIDBA 1354, 1355,
           
sobre el río, 996 m, 4 (PIDBA 1509, 1513, 1516, 1517).
TUCUMÁN: Horco Molle, Río Las Piedras, Parque Biológico,
1 (CML 2394); Sierra San Javier, La Horqueta, Senda de la
Lechiguana, 1 (CML 3995).
Comments: This is a rare species in Argentina, with
records in a few localities in only three provinces located
in the northwestern region of the country (Jujuy, Salta, and
Tucuman). We recorded several new localities for these
provinces. In Tucuman, the localities represent the third
and forth records for the province. In Salta, this species
  
are added.

Desmodus rotundus (É. Geoffroy, 1810)
Specimens examined (12). 

La Viña por ruta 38 vieja, 762 m, 2 (PIDBA 1397, 1399).
CORRIENTES: Santo Tomé, Estancia La Blanca, borde del
     

de Las Capillas, sobre ruta provincial 20, 1198 m, 1 (PIDBA
 

NW del cruce de ruta 50 y ruta provincial 18, sobre camino
           
de ruta 50 y ruta provincial 18, camino a Isla de Cañas,
 
of Siambón, 3100 ft, 1 (ARG 6182); Parque Provincial El

de El Siambón, 920 m, 1 (CML 7318).
Comments: This species is widely distributed in northern
Argentina to approximately 34° S latitude.

Dasypterus ega (Gervais, 1856)
Specimens examined (3). 
Morteros, 1424 m, 1 (ARG 5698). JUJUY: Finca Las Capillas,


cruce de ruta 50 y ruta provincial 18, sobre camino a San

y ruta provincial 18, camino a Isla de Cañas, sobre ruta 18,

rutas 50 y 19, por ruta 19, 450 m, 1 (PIDBA 1383); Bonete


   
(CML 491). 
3100 ft, 8 (ARG 6148, 6234, 6246, 6249; CML 7266, 7270,
7271; PIDBA 1210); San Pedro de Colalao, Chulca, 4 (CML
4865, 4866, 4867, 6167).
Comments: The distribution of this species is very well

25° S latitude by one record. Here, we add six records for
that latitude, all of them in the province of Salta.
Sturnira lilium (É. Geoffroy, 1810)
Specimens examined (71). CATAMARCA: El Durazno, 8
  
PIDBA 1411).      
Capiguarí, 1 (CML 3710); Santo Tomé, Estancia La Blanca,


 


cruce de ruta 34 y camino a Normenta, por el camino a
Normenta, 1126 m, 1 (PIDBA 1351); Arroyo Los Matos, 7

4 (PIDBA 1245, 1248, 1249, 1255); Río Las Capillas, cruce
con ruta provincial 20, 1168 m, 1 (PIDBA 1298); Ruta 6,

(PIDBA 1308). MISIONES: Parque Nacional Iguazú, Arroyo

(MS 27, 28); Parque Nacional Iguazú, Sendero Yacaratiá, a
300 m del barrio de guardaparques, 2 (MS 36, 37). SALTA:

al N de ruta 5 por el camino a El Piquete, 710 m, 3 (PIDBA


del cruce de rutas 50 y 18, camino a Isla de Cañas, 499 m,

camino a Isla de Cañas, 542 m, 2 (PIDBA 1471, 1472); 35


del cruce de ruta 50 y ruta provincial 18, sobre camino
        
ruta 50, por ruta 18, camino de inspección del gasoducto,
paralelo al camino de San Andrés, entrada a la válvula
3/4/4 bis, 7 (ARG 5918, 5919, 5920, 5931, 5952, 5958,

50 y 19, por ruta 19, 450 m, 5 (PIDBA 1356, 1357, 1363,
 
ruta provincial 13 S, 5 (PIDBA 1494, 1495, 1498, 1506,
        
Orán, 385 m, 8 (PIDBA 1234, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1241,

           
  
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Casco de Estancia, 1194 m, 1 (PIDBA 1484). TUCUMAN:

Comments: The locality of the province of Catamarca is the
third record of this species there.
Eptesicus furinalis (d’Orbigny, 1847)
Specimens examined (10). 
al S de La Viña por ruta 38 vieja, 762 m, 3 (MS 18; PIDBA
1393, 1401). JUJUY: Finca Las Capillas, Casco de Estancia,
1194 m, 2 (PIDBA 1486, 1489); Río Las Capillas, cruce con

         
ruta 5 por el camino a El Piquete, 710 m, 2 (PIDBA 1451,

18, sobre camino a San Andrés, 1 (ARG 5962).
Comments: These localities are new records for the

Histiotus macrotus (Poeppig, 1835)
Specimens examined (16). 
Chumbicha, 626 m, 4 (ARG 5760, 5761, 5796, 5797); El
     
1 (PIDBA 1395).      

provincial n° 33, 2680 m, 1 (ARG 4773); Laguna El Brealito,
4 (ARG 5008, 5011, 5013, 5016). TUCUMAN: Parque
Provincial El Cochuna (camping), 1 (CML 6185); Reserva
La Florida, Pueblo Viejo, 4 (CML 6059, 6060, 6062, 6063).
Comments: This species was only recorded by a single
record at 25° S; the three localities included in the province
of Salta are new for that latitude.
Lasiurus blossevillii (Lesson and Garnot, 1826)
Specimens examined (15).      

S de La Viña por ruta 38 vieja, 762 m, 3 (PIDBA 1400; MS
4, 20). 
sobre ruta provincial 20, 1198 m, 1 (PIDBA 1555); Río Las
Capillas, cruce con ruta provincial 20, 1168 m, 1 (PIDBA

  


NW del cruce de ruta 50 y ruta provincial 18, sobre camino

Los Baños por ruta provincial 13 S, 3 (PIDBA 1499, 1501,
1508).   

7292).
Comments: This species is widely distributed in Argentina,
but mostly with few records per province. Our specimens
add 11 new localities to four provinces.
Lasiurus cinereus (Palisot de Beauvois, 1796)
Specimens examined (7). 
Chumbicha, 676 m, 3 (ARG 5755, 5756, 5758); El Durazno,


             
1569). TUCUMAN: Burruyacú, El Puestito de Arriba, 1
(RMB 1652).
Comments: As L. blossevillii, this species is widely
distributed in northern Argentina, with few records
         
localities to three provinces.
Myotis nigricans (Schinz, 1821)
Specimens examined (3).      
desde ruta 16 entre Machagal y Quitilipi, 2 (PIDBA 1038,
1044). TUCUMAN: Dique San Ignacio, 589 m, 1 (PIDBA
915).
Comments: These localities are new records, but the


Eumops patagonicus Thomas, 1924
Specimens examined (5). TUCUMAN: Banda del Río Salí,
Establecimiento Ingenio Concepción, 4 (PIDBA 1106,
1107, 1108, 1109); Reserva Provincial Santa Ana, sobre
Río El Saltón, 1 (CML 5434).
Comments: This locality is important because add a point
to the distribution of E. patagonicus that can be used to
trace, in the near future, details of its coexistence with the
sympatric and very similar Eumops bonariensis (Peters,
1874). This phenomenon was argued to validate E.
patagonicus as a full species, instead of a subspecies of E.
bonariensis (Barquez et al. 1999).
Molossops temminckii (Burmeister, 1854)
Specimens examined (12).     
desde ruta 16 entre Machagal y Quitilipi, 2 (PIDBA 1040,
1037). CORRIENTES: Santo Tomé, Estancia La Blanca,

al N de Santo Tomé, 1 (DO 8). JUJUY: Finca Las Capillas,
Casco de Estancia, 1194 m, 1 (PIDBA 1485); Laja Morada,


de ruta 50 y ruta provincial 18, sobre camino a San Andrés,
1 (PIDBA 1088); Cercanías de El Galpón, 6 (PIDBA 1054,
1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059).
Comments. The locality Cercanías de El Galpón”
represents the third record of this species at 25° S latitude.
Molossus molossus (Pallas, 1766)
Specimens examined (11). JUJUY: Finca Las Capillas, Casco
de Estancia, 1194 m, 1 (PIDBA 1487). SALTA: Bonete
  
            
658 m, 1 (PIDBA 1568). TUCUMÁN: Banda del Río Salí,
Establecimiento Ingenio Concepción, 1 (PIDBA 1105);
Yerba Buena, casa, 6 (CML 6178, 6179, 6180, 6181, 6182,
6183); Yerba Buena, Presidente Perón 1ª cuadra, 1 (PIDBA
1104).
Comments: In spite of its large distributional range, this

records (Díaz and Barquez 2007). We here add a forth
locality for this species in that province. The locality
“Bonete Punco” constitutes the second record at 25° S
latitude.
Molossus rufus (É. Geoffroy, 1805)
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Specimens examined (3). CORRIENTES: Santo Tomé,
Estancia La Blanca, borde del Río Uruguay, frente a Isla San

Comments: These localities are new records for the species,

Promops nasutus (Spix, 1823)
Specimens examined (7). 
al S de La Viña por ruta 38 vieja, 762 m, 1 (PIDBA 1394).
SALTA: Los Sauces, 5544 ft, 3 (ARG 6559, 6565, 6566).
TUCUMAN: Hostería Escaba, 3 (CML 6158, 6159, 6160).
Comments: The localities of Catamarca and Tucuman
constitute the third record for P. nasutus in these provinces.
         
species in the Monte of mountains and valleys ecoregion.
Tadarida brasiliensis (I. Geoffroy, 1824)
Specimens examined (19).      
Concepción, Balneario Municipal Gancho del Bino, 823 m,

5769, 5772); Bella Vista, 974 m, 2 (ARG 5739, 5741); El
     
3 (PIDBA 1398, 1410; MS 21). ENTRE RÍOS: Estancia La
  
JUJUY: Finca Las Capillas, Casco de Estancia, 1194 m,
    
   
1 (PIDBA 1320); Isla de Cañas, sobre Río Iruya, 1 (PIDBA

acceso a Parque El Rey, 1 (CML 5993); Río Las Piedras, 16

Viejo, Los Pocitos, Barrio 17 de Marzo, Manzana LL Lote 6,
1 (PIDBA 1521); San Ignacio, 1 (colector desconocido, IX).
Comments: This species is widely distributed in Argentina
and is present in numerous localities, containing a large
number of distributional records. However, the province
of Entre Ríos is not well represented, and our record is the
Tadarida brasiliensis there.
In the current note we report new records for
254 specimens of 19 species of bats included in 15
genera and three of the four families of Argentine bats
(Phyllostomidae, Vespertilionidae, and Molossidae). We
added 61 new distributional records to eight provinces
of Argentina and to the Puna, Monte of mountains and
valleys, Yungas forests, Dry and Humid Chaco, Pampas,
Fields and Weedlands, and Paranean forests ecoregions.
          
report of Promops nasutus for the Monte of mountains
and valleys (Table 1). This ecoregion has one of the more
poorly sampled bat faunas in Argentina.
We also add new records for the Humid Chaco, Fields
and Wedlands, and Pampas ecoregions that previously
had few bat reports. For the others ecoregions, we add
several occurrence points in areas with a small number
of data. For example, we report many localities for the
25°S latitude in the Yungas forests. Forty three of the new
localities presented here were not previously sampled.
Figure 2. Map of northern Argentina showing the localities mentioned in text. All numbered localities are listed in the Appendix.
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the PIDBA (Programa de Investigaciones de Biodiversidad Argentina) for
 -

de Investigaciones de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán), and CONI-

    

in the review of the manuscript.
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APPENDIX 1. Gazetteer of localities.
The localities are listed in order of increasing latitude and longitude.
When a locality have more than one description, they are listed
alphabetically and indicated by the symbol “=”. The province and
department are provided in parentheses followed by the geographic
coordinates.

S, 63°50’ W
  
19, 450 m (Salta, Santa Victoria) - 22°39’ S, 64°25’ W
03) Isla de Cañas, sobre Río Iruya (Salta, Iruya) - 22°53’ S, 64°40’ W

64°33’ W

de Cañas, sobre ruta 18 (Salta, Orán) - 23°00’ S, 64°33’ W = Isla de



por ruta 18, camino de inspección del gasoducto, paralelo al camino
de San Andrés, entrada a la válvula 3/4/4 bis

Orán) - 23°06’ S, 64°27’ W

m (Salta, Orán) - 23°06’ S, 64°32’ W

m (Salta, Orán) - 23°07’ S, 64°30’ W
10) Orán (Salta, Orán) - 23°08’ S, 64°20’ W

a San Andrés (Salta, Orán) - 23°08’ S, 64°35’ W

a Normenta, 1126 m (Jujuy, Ledesma) - 23°50’ S, 65°06’ W
  
ruta 20, 957 m (Jujuy, Dr. Manuel Belgrano) - 24°02’ S, 65°07’ W
14) Finca Las Capillas, Casco de Estancia, 1194 m (Jujuy, Dr. Manuel
Belgrano) - 24°04’ S, 65°09’ W

1198 m (Jujuy, Dr. Manuel Belgrano) - 24°05’ S, 65°09’ W
16) Río Las Capillas, cruce con ruta provincial 20, 1168 m (Jujuy, Dr.
Manuel Belgrano) - 24°05’ S, 65°10’ W
    
64°33’ W

Manuel Belgrano) - 24°08’ S, 65°18’ W
 
S, 64°29’ W

Santa Bárbara) - 24°18’ S, 64°30’ W

24°52’ S, 64°29’ W

Rey (Salta, Anta) - 24°58’ S, 64°38’ W
23)
           
(Salta, Chicoana) - 25°10’ S, 65°50’ W
         
25°14’ S, 65°27’ W

W
27) Laguna El Brealito (Salta, Molinos) - 25°17’ S, 66°22’ W

W

Rosario de la Frontera) - 25°24’ S, 64°52’ W
 
25°24’ S, 64°59’ W
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31) Cercanías de El Galpón (Salta, Metán)
 
Metán) - 25°28’ S, 65°01’ W

ruta nacional 101 (Misiones, Iguazú) - 25°41’ S, 54°01’ W
34) Parque Nacional Iguazú, Sendero Yacaratiá, a 300 m del barrio de
guardaparques (Misiones, Iguazú) - 25°40.8’ S, 54°27.4’ W
    
25°41’ S, 65°03’ W

W
37) Los Sauces, 5544 ft (Salta, San Carlos) - 25°47’ S 65°58’ W
38) San Pedro de Colalao, Chulca (Tucumán, Trancas) - 26°14’ S, 65°29’ W
39) Burruyacú, El Puestito de Arriba (Tucumán, Burruyacú) - 26°24’ S,
64°47’ W
            

41)         
26°46’ S, 65°28’ W
42) Horco Molle, Río Las Piedras, Parque Biológico (Tucumán, Yerba
Buena) - 26°47’ S, 65°23’ W
43) Sierra San Javier, La Horqueta, Senda de la Lechiguana (Tucumán,
Yerba Buena) - 26°48’ S, 65°23’ W
44) Yerba Buena, casa (Tucumán, Yerba Buena) - 26°49’ S, 65°19’ W =
Presidente Perón 1ª cuadra
45) Banda del Río Salí, Establecimiento Ingenio Concepción (Tucumán,
Cruz Alta) - 26°51’ S, 65°09’ W

25 de Mayo) - 27°02’ S, 60°11’ W
47) Reserva La Florida, Pueblo Viejo (Tucumán, Monteros) - 27°13’ S,
65°37’ W
48) Parque Provincial El Cochuna (camping) (Tucumán, Chicligasta) -
27°18’ S, 65°54’ W
49) Reserva Provincial Santa Ana, sobre Río El Saltón (Tucumán, Río
Chico) - 27°26’ S, 65°46’ W
50) Dique Escaba Hostería Escaba (Tucumán, Alberdi) - 27°40’ S, 65°46’
W
51) San Ignacio (Tucumán, La Cocha) - 27°45’ S, 65°36’ W
52) Dique San Ignacio, 589 m (Tucumán, La Cocha) - 27°45’ S, 65°40’ W

Paclín) - 28°06’ S, 65°36’ W
54) Santo Tomé, Estancia La Blanca, borde del Río Uruguay, frente a Isla

- 28°29’ S, 55°57’ W
55) Bella Vista, 974 m (Catamarca, El Alto) - 28°38’ S, 65°30’ W

65°36’ W
     
S, 66°02’ W
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m (Catamarca, Capayán) - 28°40’ S, 66°03’ W

S, 57°44’ W
   
S, 66°15’ W
           
Gualeguaychú) - 33°08’ S, 59°07’ W
... Además, se registran ocho de las diez especies de félidos neotropicales (Di Bitetti et al., 2011). Las Yungas son consideradas un centro importante de endemismos para pequeños mamíferos debido a que el 18% de los marsupiales y el 55% de los quirópteros de esta ecorregión son endémicos (Sandoval et al., 2010;Sandoval y Ferro, 2014). En las Yungas se han registrado 294 especies de aves, de las cuales 214 están asociadas al interior de bosques, mientras que 60 están asociadas a ambientes abiertos o de bordes y 20 a arroyos dentro del bosque (Blendinger y Álvarez, 2009). ...
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Las Yungas proveen múltiples recursos forestales madereros y no madereros de importancia regional, tienen una rol clave como proveedor de servicios ecosistémicos y albergan una extraordinaria biodiversidad. Con más de 3 millones de hectáreas en la actualidad, el 30% de las Yungas ha sido transformado a otros usos de la tierra y los bosques remanentes han sido degradados por aprovechamientos forestales no sostenibles y por una ganadería extensiva no manejada adecuadamente. El tratamiento silvícola tradicionalmente utilizado en las Yungas ha sido de tipo selectivo de especies arbóreas de mayor valor económico, basado en diámetros mínimos de corta y extrayendo los mejores individuos (denominado floreo). El floreo intensivo aplicado en las Yungas disminuyó el valor económico de los rodales dejando bosques empobrecidos económica y ecológicamente. Para revertir esta degradación se han propuesto mejoras en técnicas de bajo impacto, incluyendo selección de árboles semilleros y protección de árboles futuro. Sin embargo, dado que la regeneración de especies arbóreas está severamente comprometida es necesario avanzar hacia una nueva silvicultura. Esta nueva silvicultura se basa en aplicar técnicas de retención variable, donde se realizan aprovechamientos intensos que generan claros para promover la regeneración de especies arbóreas heliófilas y mantener áreas de reserva para promover la regeneración de esciófitas. Este esquema requiere la intervención del rodal con tratamientos intermedios, ciclos de reentradas de al menos 40 años y una planificación cuidadosa de las vías de saca. En el caso que los rodales presenten ganadería, el ganado debería manejarse para no afectar la regeneración, disminuyendo la carga ganadera y excluyendo espacial o temporalmente la actividad silvopastoril en ciertas áreas. La nueva silvicultura debe estar enmarcada en una planificación más amplia a escala eco-regional, donde el manejo del bosque sea acorde a su aptitud para proveer determinados bienes y servicios. Para implementar la nueva silvicultura será necesario generar esquemas de pago por servicios ecosistémicos y nuevos mercados para productos madereros no convencionales y productos no madereros. Esta nueva silvicultura debe ser acompañada de lineamientos de manejo forestal que deben validarse en el marco de un programa de monitoreo regional y con la implementación de mecanismos que eviten prácticas ilegales.
... Además, se registran ocho de las diez especies de félidos neotropicales (Di Bitetti et al., 2011). Las Yungas son consideradas un centro importante de endemismos para pequeños mamíferos debido a que el 18% de los marsupiales y el 55% de los quirópteros de esta ecorregión son endémicos (Sandoval et al., 2010;Sandoval y Ferro, 2014). En las Yungas se han registrado 294 especies de aves, de las cuales 214 están asociadas al interior de bosques, mientras que 60 están asociadas a ambientes abiertos o de bordes y 20 a arroyos dentro del bosque (Blendinger y Álvarez, 2009). ...
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Las Yungas proveen múltiples recursos forestales madereros y no madereros de importancia regional, tienen una rol clave como proveedor de servicios ecosistémicos y albergan una extraordinaria biodiversidad. Con más de 3 millones de hectáreas en la actualidad, el 30% de las Yungas ha sido transformado a otros usos de la tierra y los bosques remanentes han sido degradados por aprovechamientos forestales no sostenibles y por una ganadería extensiva no manejada adecuadamente. El tratamiento silvícola tradicionalmente utilizado en las Yungas ha sido de tipo selectivo de especies arbóreas de mayor valor económico, basado en diámetros mínimos de corta y extrayendo los mejores individuos (denominado floreo). El floreo intensivo aplicado en las Yungas disminuyó el valor económico de los rodales dejando bosques empobrecidos económica y ecológicamente. Para revertir esta degradación se han propuesto mejoras en técnicas de bajo impacto, incluyendo selección de árboles semilleros y protección de árboles futuro. Sin embargo, dado que la regeneración de especies arbóreas está severamente comprometida es necesario avanzar hacia una nueva silvicultura. Esta nueva silvicultura se basa en aplicar técnicas de retención variable, donde se realizan aprovechamientos intensos que generan claros para promover la regeneración de especies arbóreas heliófilas y mantener áreas de reserva para promover la regeneración de esciófitas. Este esquema requiere la intervención del rodal con tratamientos intermedios, ciclos de reentradas de al menos 40 años y una planificación cuidadosa de las vías de saca. En el caso que los rodales presenten ganadería, el ganado debería manejarse para no afectar la regeneración, disminuyendo la carga ganadera y excluyendo espacial o temporalmente la actividad silvopastoril en ciertas áreas. La nueva silvicultura debe estar enmarcada en una planificación más amplia a escala eco-regional, donde el manejo del bosque sea acorde a su aptitud para proveer determinados bienes y servicios. Para implementar la nueva silvicultura será necesario generar esquemas de pago por servicios ecosistémicos y nuevos mercados para productos madereros no convencionales y productos no madereros. Esta nueva silvicultura debe ser acompañada de lineamientos de manejo forestal que deben validarse en el marco de un programa de monitoreo regional y con la implementación de mecanismos que eviten prácticas ilegales.
... Accordingly, most of the available knowledge about these mammals is restricted to the forested areas of Northern Argentina, including the Yungas and the Paranense forests (Sánchez, 2016). However, more in general, our regional knowledge about bats is mostly historical and based on punctual records, with few studies focusing on entire assemblages (Sandoval, Sánchez, & Barquez, 2010;Barquez, Sánchez, & Sandoval, 2011;Sánchez, Carrizo, Giannini, & Barquez, 2012a;Sánchez, Giannini, & Barquez, 2012b;Idoeta, 2018). ...
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Introduction: Rocky outcrops influence both micro and macro habitat for plants and animals by increasing the availability and predictability of food, providing shelter, and unique microclimatic conditions. Objective: We describe the bat assemblage in three isolated rocky outcrops and their surrounding pediments, adding new data about trophic guilds and roosts. Methods: We surveyed the bat fauna of Paraje Tres Cerros, Corrientes Province, Argentina, exploring 13 sites during 26 field trips, using mist nets and search of roosts. We made an accumulation species curve and calculate inventory completeness. The similarity and composition of different habitats was compared by a Non-Metric Multidimensional Scaling (NMDS) and an ANOSIM test. Results: We reported 13 species, with a completeness inventory of the 80 % (Jacknife1), corresponding to the families Vespertilionidae, Molossidae and Phyllostomidae. The insectivorous bats were the best represented guild. We found nine types of roost for eight species in different sites. The analysis expressed low differences in the species composition between both types of habitats in the area. Conclusions: The rocky outcrops and their pediments are important ecosystems for the conservation and diversity of the bats in the region, since their assemblages are regionally unique.
... En Argentina se distribuye ampliamente desde el norte de Jujuy hasta el sur de la provincia de Neuquén, oeste de Río Negro y noroeste de Chubut (Giménez, 2010;Giménez et al., 2012). En el noroeste del país está asociado a zonas de montaña (Jayat y Ortiz, 2010;Sandoval et al., 2010) y ha sido registrado en zonas de Puna hasta los 3.500 metros de altura (Barquez et al., 1999;Urquizo, com. pers.;Bracamonte, ...
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Los mamíferos de la Puna argentina se encuentran representados por 54 especies, 33 géneros pertenecientes a 15 familias y 6 órdenes. Rodentia y Carnivora son los órdenes más ricos en especies comprendiendo el 69 y 15%, respectivamente, seguidos de Chiroptera con el 9%. En orden de importancia sigue Artiodactyla con una sola familia y dos especies. Cingulata y Marsupialia se ubican al final con una familia y una especie cada una. Considerando la totalidad de las especies de mamíferos de la Puna y las cinco áreas protegidas nacionales presentes en esta ecorregión se calculó una representatividad general del 65%, es decir 35 de las 54 especies de mamíferos se encuentran registradas en las áreas protegidas nacionales de Argentina. Chiroptera y Rodentia fueron los órdenes presen-tes en la Puna que tuvieron especies no registradas dentro del sistema nacional de áreas protegidas, alcanzando representatividades del 80 y 51%, respectivamente. Las principales amenazas para los mamíferos en estos ambientes se relacionan con actividades humanas, e incluyen: la cacería, la contaminación y desecación de las fuentes de agua, la introducción de especies exóticas, la degradación del hábitat, la contaminación causada por el turismo y/o las competencias deportivas y la disminución de la cobertura vegetal. Son pocos y muy específicos los esfuerzos científicos y gubernamentales por generar conocimiento sobre los mamíferos puneños, siendo sumamente difícil implementar políticas de uso comercial, manejo y/o conservación. En general, se sabe muy poco sobre los roedores y quirópteros, siendo este desconocimiento una de las amenazas más críticas en algunas circunstancias. Esto ha hecho sumamente difícil interpretar los impactos que una actividad determinada puede causar sobre sus poblaciones.
... Esta provincia alberga una quiropterofauna representada por 31 especies, pertenecientes a cuatro familias (Noctilionidae, Phyllostomidae, Vespertilionidae y Molossidae) (Barquez et al. 1999;2011a;Barquez 2006;Idoeta et al. 2015). A pesar de que la provincia de Corrientes presenta una de las mayores riquezas específicas de murciélagos en Argentina, luego de Misiones (38 especies) y Salta (33 especies), la información sobre los quirópteros que en ella habitan es escasa, restringiéndose mayormente al conocimiento general de unos pocos sitios y registros puntuales (Barquez et al. 1999;Pavé & Giraudo 2014;Idoeta et al. 2011Idoeta et al. , 2015 o menciones en listados de especies (Gómez et al. 1992;Heinonen Fortabat & Chebez 1997;Fabri et al. 2003;Barquez 2004;Parera et al. 2004;Barquez 2006;Sandoval et al. 2010;Bastiani et al. 2012). Además, existen referencias relacionadas con la fauna de parásitos asociados (Autino et al. 1992;Oscherov et al. 2006Oscherov et al. , 2012Claps & Autino 2012;Di Benedetto et al. 2017) y el papel de algunas especies como vectores de la rabia (Delpietro et al. 1972;Miranda et al. 2005Miranda et al. , 2009. ...
... In Argentina, the fleas reported mostly represents new distributional records, some increasing the number of species for the studied areas or regions, also extending their geographical range as well as reporting new flea-host associations (Lareschi et al. 2003(Lareschi et al. , 2010Autino et al. 2005;Sanchez et al. 2009; Claps and Autino 2012; López-Berrizbeitia 2013a, b; Sanchez and Lareschi Until this study, Northwestern Argentina (NOA) represented one of the areas in the country where the studies of ectoparasites of the order Siphonaptera were very scarce and punctual. Even though, in the last years, the small mammals surveys have increased in the region Barquez 1999, 2007;Flores et al. 2000; Ferro and Barquez 2009;Jayat and Ortiz 2010;Sandoval et al. 2010; Barquez et al. 2011;Jayat et al. 2011;Gamboa Alurralde et al. 2016), in Catamarca, La Rioja, and Santiago del Estero provinces, the small mammals have been scarcely surveyed. The data presented here are the results of extensive field surveys, laboratory work, and collection revision coming from a doctoral thesis . ...
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... The only study conducted so far in the Azapa valley resulted in the addition of the long snouted bat Platalina genovensium (Thomas 1928) to the known bat fauna of Chile (Galaz et al. 1999). Recent studies confirm the presence of P. genovensium in Chile after 19 years of uncertainty Promops is a poorly known genus of molossid bats with three species widely distributed in Central and South America; P. centralis (Thomas 1915) ranges from Mexico to Nicaragua, and from French Guyana to Paraguay and northern Argentina (Marinkelle & Cadena 1973;Genoways & Williams 1979;Kennedy et al. 1984); P. nasutus (Spix 1823) has a wide distribution in South America, from Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia to northern Argentina and southern Brazil (Genoways & Williams 1979;Siles et al. 2005;Sandoval et al. 2010;PaQui et al. 2016);and P. davisoni (Thomas 1921) is found in the coastal Peruvian desert province (sensu Morrone 2006), from Manabi, Ecuador to Tacna, Peru. Promops davisoni was recently recognized as a distinct species (Gregorin & Chiquito 2010;Flores et al. 2015). ...
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Few studies have been conducted on the bat fauna of the Arica and Parinacota region, northern Chile. The genus Promops (Gervais, 1855) is a poorly known group of molossid bats, with three species widely distributed in Central and South America. We report for the first time the species Promops davisoni in Chile. Identification was based on echolocation calls obtained at the Azapa and Lluta valleys and compared to reference calls from Tacna, Peru. We report the species as far as 127 km south of the previous published southernmost record in Pampa Alta, Peru. In addition we obtained an individual found at the Anzota caves, near the city of Arica. The species is found on the coast and in the fluvial valleys of Northern Chile, with altitudes ranging from sea level to 822 m a.s.l. We propose that the distribution of P. davisoni may extend further south, to the locality of Tana in the Tarapacá region, based on the capacity of the species to cross distances of over 100 km over large desert areas. With this species, we increase the known bat fauna of Chile to 14 species, and the bat fauna of the Arica and Parinacota region to nine species.
... Barquez, 1987;Barquez et al., 1999), y aún al día de hoy, siguen registrándose nuevas especies para el país (e. g. Barquez y Díaz, 2009), y también nuevos registros para provincias en las cuales algunas especies no habían sido citadas (De Souza y Pavé, 2009;Sandoval et al., 2010). ...
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