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Contributions in Mammalogy: A Memorial Volume Honoring Dr. J. Knox Jones, Jr., edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Robert J. Baker, pages 83-87.


Copyright 1996, Museum of Texas Tech University. Used by permission.


A new species of Rhogeessa is described from southern Suriname. The new species is characterized by a karyotype that possesses a diploid number of 52 and a fundamental number of 52 and by its relatively large overall size compared to other South American Rhogeessa. Tenspecies are now recognized within the genus. Seven of these species, including the one described herein, are members of R. tumida complex. Two of these species--R. io and R. minutilla--also occur in South America and the remaining four species are confined to Mexico and Central America.