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Date of this Version

January 1971


Published in Mammalia 1971. Copyright © 1971 Brown, Genoways, Knox Jones, Jr.


Neotropical bats representing 56 species of five families were examined for presence or absence of a baculum. Members of the families Noctilionidae and Phyllostomatidae (sensu lato) have no os penis, but the bone was found in all species studied of Emballonuridae, Natalidae, and Vespertilionidae. The bacula of seven emballonurids, one natalid, and seven vespertilionids are briefly described and figured.

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