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Grad Publications: David Villalobos and Alex Lowe on Biodiversity in Bats, Rodents, and Plants

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David Villalobos In the past few months, two pieces of my research in Costa Rica have been published (bats) or accepted for publication (rodents). 
The bat researchwas published at CheckList: The Journal of Biodiversity data and tells the story of how we increased the number of bats species detected in Costa Rica. Our target for this project were two species of free-tailed bats  (Chiroptera: Molossidae)  whose presence in Costa Rica was hotly debated due to the small number of specimens actually found in Costa Rica. Using geographical and morphological evidence, this paper shows how we confirmed the presence of Nyctinomops laticaudatusand Eumops nanusin the country. Although Chiroptera is considered to be a fairly well studied taxa, our findings show that more work needs to be done to understand the biogeography of these organisms.
Geographical and morphological information of Nyctinomops laticaudatus1: Localities of the known geographic distribution of N. laticaudatusin Costa Rica and…