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Caribbean Journal of Science, (2010) 46(1): 64-70.


Copyright 2010, College of Arts and Sciences. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.


As currently understood the bat fauna of the British Virgin Islands consists of five species – Noctilio leporinus, Brachyphylla cavernarum, Artibeus jamaicensis, Tadarida brasiliensis , and Molossus molossus. Our knowledge of distribution of bats in the British Virgin Islands is far more limited than that in the United States Virgin Islands. As part of ongoing research on the bats of the Virgin Islands, recent brief surveying periods in the British Virgin Islands have produced new records for some islands. Also, our researching of existing museum collections has discovered unreported new records. Our new data adds information for five species of bats from five islands in the British Virgin Islands—Guana, Jost Van Dyke, Mosquito, Norman, and Tortola.

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