First record for Costa Rica of the bat Artibeus inopinatus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

First record for Costa Rica of the bat Artibeus inopinatus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)




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Introduction: The range of the the Honduran fruit bat, Artibeus inopinatus, extends in the south to Nicaragua and there were no previous records of its presence in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, which is the southern limit of the tropical dry forest in Central America. Objective: To record the presence of A. inopinatus in Costa Rica. Methods: In May 2023, we did a mist netting session in Playa Naranjo, Santa Rosa. Results: We captured a pregnant female. Conclusion: Our finding extends the southern distribution of A. inopinatus into northwest Costa Rica.


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How to Cite

Artavia Durán, E. J., Cubero Vázquez, O. M., Solano Brenes, E., & Rodríguez Árias, M. (2023). First record for Costa Rica of the bat Artibeus inopinatus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). UNED Research Journal, 15(2), e4787.



New records and range extension