Cueva del Guácharo, Caripe (Pleistocene of Venezuela)

Where: Monagas, Venezuela (10.2° N, 62.6° W: paleocoordinates 10.1° N, 62.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• The Type specimen of Desmodus draculae was collected at the surface on the floor on the Galeria de los Italianos, locality B.

•Repository: MUSB (Museo de ciencias naturales Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela)

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan, O. J. Linares, and C. E. Ray. 1988. New species of fossil vampire bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Desmodontidae) from Florida and Venezuela. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 101(4):912-928 [C. Jaramillo/M. Vallejo/A. Cardenas ]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145874: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Maria Vallejo on 12.06.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Chiroptera - Phyllostomidae
Desmodus draculae n. sp. Morgan et al. 1988 vampire bat
MUSB 152-85 PB