MURCIÉLAGOS DE ARGENTINA

BATS OF ARGENTINA

Rubén M. Barquez y M. Mónica Díaz

CLAVE DE FAMILIAS/KEY TO THE FAMILIES




1.   Hoja  nasal  presente, bien  desarrollada  y   triangular  o  rudimentaria  y 
       redondeada  /  Nose  leaf  present,  well  developed  and  triangular  or 
       rudimentary  and  rounded -----------------------------------------Phyllostomidae
1’.  Sin hoja nasal/Nose leaf absent-------------------------------------------------------2
2.   Cola  sobrepasa el borde  del  uropatagio con una porción  libre  /  Tail 
       extended  beyond the edge of  the  uropatagium------------------Molossidae
2’.  Cola  total   o  casi  totalmente  incluida  en  el uropatagio / Tail entirely or 
       almost  entirely included  within the uropatagium-----------------------------3
3.   Cola  corta,  perfora  el uropatagio  y  la punta  aparece dorsalmente; labio
       superior  hendido,  formando  un  labio  leporino; orejas largas, estrechas  
       y puntiagudas / Tail short, included in  the uropatagium but tip appearing
       on the dorsal surface; upper lip with a pronounced vertical groove or fold;
       ears long, narrow and pointed---------------------------------------Noctilionidae
3’.  Cola  completamente incluida en el uropatagio; labio superior no hendido;  
       orejas no tan estrechas ni puntiagudas / Tail  entirely enclosed within the
       uropatagium; upper lip without groove; ears not too narrow nor pointed -
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vespertilionidae