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Sturnira thomusi was named and described by de la Torre and Schwartz (Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 79: 297-303, 1966) on the basis of a single male from the island of Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles, that was captured by Richard Thomas in 1963. The holotype of S. thomasi has until now been the only known specimen of this unique species. In late July of 1974, a field party from the Museum of Texas Tech University (supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, GB-41105) collected bats on Guadeloupe and took four additional individuals of S. thomasi, all females, in Basse-Terre as follows: 2 km. E Saint-Claude (TTU 19904); 1 km. W Vernou (TTU 19905-06); 1 km. S, 4 km. W Vernou (TTU 19907).