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

Mormoops megalophylla(Peters, 1864)

Ghost-faced Bat

Family: Mormoopidae

Mormoops megalophyllaPhotograph: Carson Brown

Specimens Prior to 1991

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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, 46: Presidio Co.: ZH Canyon, Sierra Vieja, 3 (TTU); 14 mi E Ruidosa, Pinto Canyon, Chinati Mts., 2 (1 TTU, 1 UIMNH); 30 mi SSE Redford, 4 (MWSU). Brewster Co.: Dead Horse Mts., BBNP, 1 (BBNHA); Oak Creek, BBNP, 5000 ft., 3 (1 BBNHA, 2 TCWC). Val Verde Co.: 9 mi W Comstock, 1 (TNHC); 9 mi SW Comstock, 1 (TNHC). Kinney Co.: Fort Clark, 1 (USNM/FWS). Uvalde Co.: Concan, 5 (1 AMNH, 4 TCWC); Frio Cave, 9 mi S Concan, 17 (13 LACM, 4 TTU); Sabinal, 2 (USNM/FWS). Medina Co.: Nye Cave, 1 (LACM); Valdina Farms Sinkhole, 3 (LACM); no specific locality, 1 (KU). Hidalgo Co.: Edinburg, 1 (TCWC).

Additional records: Culberson Co.: 6 mi N Kent (Dalquest and Stangl, 1986). Brewster Co.: BGWMA (Walton and Kimbrough, 1970); W base Chilicotal Mts., BBNP (Constantine, 1961b; Whitaker and Easterla, 1975); Giant Dagger Yucca Flats, BBNP, 3000 ft. (Easterla, 1968); Boot Springs, BBNP (Easterla, 1973). Kinney Co.: Fort Clark (Rehn, 1902); Webb Cave, Shahan Ranch, 7 mi N Bracketville (Raun and Baker, 1959). Bexar Co.: Haby Cave (Eads et al., 1956). Medina Co.: Valdina Farms Sinkhole, 16 mi N D’Hanis (Raun and Baker, 1959). Cameron Co.: Brownsville (Taylor and Davis, 1947).

Specimens After 1991

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