Diversidad y composición de murciélagos (Mammalia: Chiroptera) en el municipio de Acandí, Chocó - Colombia
Authors: Jonard Echavarría-R, Alex Jiménez-O, Leison Palacios-M, Jhon Rengifo-M.
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In the framework of the CTel application project for the improvement of the timber sector in the department of Chocó, the diversity and composition of the bat community in the municipality of Acandí, department of Chocó, was determined – Colombia, Samplings were carried out with fog nets during 16 days of March 2016, in an intervened forest area. A total of 39 individuals were registered, grouped into three families, three subfamilies, nine genera and 13 species, samplings were carried out with fog nets during 16 days of March 2016, in an intervened forest area. A total of 39 individuals were registered, grouped into three families, three subfamilies, nine genera and 13 species. The Phyllostomidae family was the best represented with 82.05% of the collected individuals and ten species. At the same time the Stenodermatinae subfamily was the most abundant and diverse representing 59% (n = 23) with five genera and eight species. At the Urodela convexum species level, Carollia perspicillata and Artibeus lituratus were the most abundant with 46.2% of the total individuals registered in this study. Of the three trophic guilds found, the frugivore with 76.92% (n = 30) was the best represented. This study provides a new record of the hairy-legged bat Diphylla ecaudata for the Colombian Chocó-Biogeographical region, and broadens the geographic distribution known for the species in Colombia. This research demonstrates the need to systematically study regions that provide important data on the bat community in Colombia.