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Systematic review of the antillean west indies bats of the natalus micropus complex chiroptera natalidae

Annals of Carnegie Museum 51(2): 17-38
Systematic review of the antillean west indies bats of the natalus micropus complex chiroptera natalidae
Nongeographic and geographic morphometric variation in Antillean populations of bats of the N. micropus-complex were analyzed using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques. In samples of males and females from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, females were significantly larger than males in 3 measurements and males were significantly larger than females in 2 measurments. Generally, low coefficients of variation were found in samples of both sexes. The highest value of obtained was 5.7 for length of phalanx 1 (digit III) in the sample from Old Providence Island. Two species (N. micropus and N. tumidifrons Miller) were recognized within this complex. The chief difference between the species was the larger overall size of N. tumidifrons. N. tumidifrons is confined to the Bahamas and is considered to be monotypic. Two subspecies are recognized in N. micropus with the nominate subspecies [N. m. micropus Dobson] occurring on Old Providence Island, Jamaica, and Hispaniola, and N. m. macer Miller on Cuba and the Isle of Pines.

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