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Noteworthy Records of Bats From Nicaragua, with a Checklist of the Chiropteran Fauna of the Country   By: (1929-1992)

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J. Knox Jones' Noteworthy Records of Bats From Nicaragua, with a Checklist of the Chiropteran Fauna of the Country offers a comprehensive and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the bats found in Nicaragua.

From the start, it is clear that Jones has applied his expertise and conducted extensive research. The book begins with an enlightening introduction to Nicaragua's bat fauna, including an overview of the country's geography, climate, and habitat diversity. This introduction provides crucial context for understanding the bat species listed throughout the book.

The subsequent sections delve into the records and species descriptions, organized systematically and meticulously. It is worth noting that the book's checklist is one of the most comprehensive resources available, with clear information about each species' scientific name, common name, and distribution within Nicaragua. Jones' attention to detail shines through, making it a remarkable tool for researchers and conservationists.

The text is accompanied by detailed maps, charts, and photographs that greatly enhance the reader's understanding of each bat species. These visuals adeptly illustrate key characteristics, habitats, and migration patterns. It is evident that Jones has gone above and beyond to offer both an informative and visually appealing publication.

Throughout the book, Jones's writing is concise and objective, maintaining a scientific tone while still making the information accessible. This balance allows readers of various backgrounds and expertise to benefit from the resource. The inclusion of glossaries and appendices ensures that unfamiliar terms and concepts are explained, making the material more comprehensible to those new to the field.

Noteworthy Records of Bats From Nicaragua, with a Checklist of the Chiropteran Fauna of the Country is much more than a mere catalogue of bat species in Nicaragua. It is a testament to Jones' dedication and knowledge, providing an indispensable reference for researchers, educators, and conservationists. Consequently, it will undoubtedly contribute to the study and conservation efforts of bats in Nicaragua and inspire further exploration in this captivating field.

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of the MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY The University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas

NUMBER 2 APRIL 29, 1971




Nicaragua occupies a strategic position in Central America with respect to mammalian distributional patterns, but relatively little has been published concerning the fauna of the country and its zoogeographic relationships. The present paper records information on distribution, variation, and natural history of 40 species of bats from Nicaragua, 14 of which are here recorded for the first time from the country. Appended is a checklist of the chiropteran fauna of Nicaragua in which only primary literature with actual reference to specimens from the republic is cited.

The specimens upon which this report is based are, with few exceptions, in the collections of the Museum of Natural History of The University of Kansas. Some of our material was obtained in 1956 by J. R. and A. A. Alcorn, field representatives of the Museum and sponsored by the Kansas University Endowment Association; most of the specimens, however, were obtained by field parties of which we were members that worked in Nicaragua in 1964, 1966, 1967, and 1968 under the aegis of a contract (DA 49 193 MD 2215) between the U... Continue reading book >>

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