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Molossinae  Gervais, 1856
Taxonomic Serial No.: 945852

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subfamily  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Chaerephon Dobson, 1874  
                                              Genus Cheiromeles Horsfield, 1824  
                                              Genus Cynomops Thomas, 1920  
                                              Genus Eumops Miller, 1906 – mastiff-bats 
                                              Genus Molossops Peters, 1866  
                                              Genus Molossus E. Geoffroy, 1805 – velvety free-tailed bats 
                                              Genus Mops Lesson, 1842  
                                              Genus Mormopterus Peters, 1865  
                                              Genus Myopterus E. Geoffroy, 1818  
                                              Genus Nyctinomops Miller, 1902 – free-tailed bats 
                                              Genus Otomops Thomas, 1913  
                                              Genus Platymops Thomas, 1906  
                                              Genus Promops Gervais, 1856  
                                              Genus Sauromys Roberts, 1917  
                                              Genus Tadarida Rafinesque, 1814 – guano bats 

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  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: Molossinae   

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  Comment: Comments: Equivalent to Molossidae sensu Freeman (1981), Legendre (1984), Koopman (1993, 1994), and Peterson et al. (1995). Some recent authors (e.g., Pavlinov et al., 1995b) have followed Legendre (1984) in subdividing this group into three subfamilies, but confusion concerning intergeneric relationships leads me to reject any such arrangement pending a thorough phylogenetic analysis. A key to Brazilian species was provided by Gregorin and Taddei (2002)  



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