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Lophostoma kalkoae is a New World leaf-nosed bat(family Phyllostomidae) known only from Panama.  This species is distinguished by the following characteristics (Velazco & Gardner 2012):

  • white venter
  • postauricular patches connected by thin line of pale hair to the white fur on the chest
  • elongated clitoris and swollen labia
  • less strongly developed lateral projection of mastoid processes
  • well-marked indentation on the lingual cingulum of the upper canine
  • well-developed P3
  • well-developed posterior lingual cusp on the cingulum of P4
  • parastyle absent on M1 and M2


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