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Molossus rufus  E. Geoffroy, 1805
Taxonomic Serial No.: 946105

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Molossus ater E. Geoffroy, 1805
 
  Common Name(s): Black Mastiff Bat [English]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  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  
                                              GenusMolossus E. Geoffroy, 1805 – velvety free-tailed bats  
                                                 SpeciesMolossus rufus E. Geoffroy, 1805 – Black Mastiff Bat  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Miller, Gerrit S., and James A. G. Rehn  
  Publication Date: 1901   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematic results of the study of North American land mammals to the close of the year 1900   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, vol. 30, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-352   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0270-2444   
  Notes: DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.8870. Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9384897   
  Reference for: Molossus rufus   
       
  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: Molossus rufus, Black Mastiff Bat [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) - Lower Risk (lc) as M. ater. synonyms: albus Wagner, 1843; alecto Temminck, 1827; fluminensis Lataste, 1891; holosericeus Wagner, 1843; myosurus Tschudi, 1844; ursinus Spix, 1823; castaneus Geoffroy, 1805; ni...  
    Comments: Called ater by many authors, but see Carter and Dolan (1978) and Dolan (1989), who argued, based on descriptions of head and ear shape of both taxa, and examination of the specimens labeled as types of rufus in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, that Molossus ater Geoffroy, 1805, is really an Eumops, and that rufus is really the correct name for the large Molossus often incorrectly called ater. Lectotype designated by Carter and Dolan (1978). Unfortunately, the type of ater ...  
 

 

   

 
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