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Chiroderma doriae (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

Monik Oprea, Don E. Wilson
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/816.1 1-7 First published online: 3 June 2008


Chiroderma doriae O. Thomas, 1891 is a phyllostomid commonly called the Brazilian big-eyed bat. A brown bat with striking facial and dorsal stripes, it is the 2nd largest of the 5 species in the genus Chiroderma. It is endemic to southeastern Brazil with a single record from bordering Paraguay. C. doriae occurs in Atlantic Rain Forest, as well as in a variety of primary and secondary forests and even occasionally in urban parklands. It apparently specializes on wild figs. C doriae is classified as vulnerable.

Key words
  • Brazil
  • Brazilian big-eyed bat
  • phyllostomid
  • rain forest
  • South America
  • vulnerable species