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Tadarida brasiliensis  (I. Geoffroy, 1824)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180088

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Brazilian free-tailed bat [English]
 
    Murciélago-cola suelta brasileño [Spanish]
 
    Brazilian Free-tailed Bat [English]
 
    Mexican Free-tailed Bat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYangochiroptera Koopman, 1984  
                                     SuperfamilyVespertilionoidea Gray, 1821  
                                        FamilyMolossidae Gervais, 1856 – free-tailed bats  
                                           SubfamilyMolossinae Gervais, 1856  
                                              GenusTadarida Rafinesque, 1814 – guano bats  
                                                 SpeciesTadarida brasiliensis (I. Geoffroy, 1824) – Brazilian free-tailed bat, Murciélago-cola suelta brasileño, Brazilian Free-tailed Bat, Mexican Free-tailed Bat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis antillularum (Miller, 1902)  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis bahamensis (Rhen, 1902)  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis brasiliensis (I. Geoffroy, 1824)  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis constanzae Shamel, 1931  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis cynocephala (Le Conte, 1831)  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis intermedia Shamel, 1931  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana (Saussure, 1860)  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis murina (Gray, 1827)  
                                                    Subspecies Tadarida brasiliensis muscula (Gundlach, 1861)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis    
       
  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Murciélago-cola suelta brasileño[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis, Brazilian Free-tailed Bat [English], Mexican Free-tailed Bat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Tadarida brasiliensis, Brazilian free-tailed bat [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Middle America  
    Caribbean  
    South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Lower Risk (nt)  
    Comments: aegyptiaca species group. Placed in distinct genus (Rhizomops) by Legendre (1984), but see Freeman (1981) and R. D. Owen et al. (1990). See Hall (1981) and Wilkins (1989); also see Emmons (1997) for distribution map. Caribbean subspecies reviewed by Timm and Genoways (2003)  
    Known as the Mexican Free-tailed Bat in North America  
 

 

   

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