Volatinia jacarina occur from Mexico and Central America southward through Brazil to Chile and Argentina. They are abundant resident of fields, grassland and clearings everywhere between elevations of about 5000 to 8000 feet from sea level.
Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )
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