The Bats of Texas, 2nd edition
Now available from Texas A&M Press

Choeronycteris mexicana(Tschudi, 1844)

Mexican Long-tongued Bat

Family: Phyllostomidae

Photograph: Katelynn Frei

Specimens Prior to 1991

(Why two sections?)

Why two different sections for specimen data?

Specimen data prior to 1991 was included in the first edition of the Bats of Texas and included only basic information. For the second edition of the book, ancillary information such as catalog number, sex, tissue numbers, etc. was collected.

Rather than mix the two sets of data into one table (which would include hundreds of empty cells for specimens prior to 1991), the two data sets were separated and formatted to best display the information.

Specimens examined, 0.

Additional record: Hidalgo Co.: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (LaVal and Shifflet, 1971).

Specimens After 1991

Three specimens have been collected between 1991 and the publication of the Bats of Texas, but they were not examined.

One specimen (Balin, 2009) was a male collected on 14 December of 2007 in El Paso, El Paso County. It is housed at the University of Texas at El Paso, Laboratory of Environmental Biology (LEB#8460).

The second and third specimen is in the Rabies Laboratory/Zoonosis Control Collection at the Texas Department of Health was collected in Midland, Midland County in October of 1995. It (TDH1995VR8243 - Midland County in October of 1995; DSHS2010VR6536 - Hays County in October 2010).