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Forest conversion to anthropogenic uses is a generalized phenomenon throughout tropical Latin America. We evaluated whether patches of secondary forest, which develop relatively rapidly after field abandonment, contribute to conservation of phyllostomid bat assemblages. Our objective was to compare patterns of phyllostomid bat abundance and the structure and composition of phyllostomid bat assemblages across three forest types in the northern neotropics of eastern Mexico. We studied phyllostomid bats within secondary evergreen, primary semi-deciduous, and primary evergreen forests. For each forest type, three representative sites were sampled with mist nets once during the dry season and once during the rainy season for a total of nine sites. Richness, diversity, and assemblage composition patterns were compared among forest types for all phyllostomid species, and for three groups of sensitivity to habitat fragmentation. Abundance of individual species was also compared among forest types. A total of 646 individual bats from 15 species, 11 of which were phyllostomids, were registered. Combining both seasons, more than 250 captures were accomplished at both the primary evergreen and secondary evergreen forests, and only 81 individuals were caught at primary semi-deciduous forests. Overall richness and diversity of species and sensitivity groups were greater in the rainy than the dry season. Richness was greater in secondary evergreen than in primary semi-deciduous forests, and diversity was greatest in the primary evergreen, intermediate in the secondary evergreen, and lowest in the primary semi-deciduous forest. Some overlap in composition was also evident, although there was separation between forest types and seasons. Mean abundances were higher for some species at primary evergreen and secondary evergreen forests, but were threefold lower (though not significantly) in secondary evergreen forests in the dry season for some other species. We also found that primary evergreen forests have the greatest importance for phyllostomids during the dry season. These results suggest that maintenance of secondary evergreen forests, which cover a large proportion of the northeastern Mexican neotropics, would contribute to the conservation of diverse tropical bat communities. Therefore, large areas of this forest type should necessarily be incorporated in the landscape.

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“ Fissidens ” was derived from the Latin words ‘ fissus ’ meaning a cleft and ‘ dens ’ meaning tooth, referring to the families characteristic split peristome teeth. The genus is cosmopolitan in distribution. The significant characteristics of the genus

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reviso la description y tradujo al Latin la diagnosis. El dibujo es obra de la Lic. En Artes Visuales Beatriz Parra S. Bibliografía INEGI ( 2005 ): Marco Geoestadistico Municipal, version 3.1 . Kaastra , R. C. ( 1977 ): New taxa and combinations in

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Rhizophora mangle seedlings by stimulation of adventitious roots using an air-layering technique . In: B. Kjerfve (ed.), Mangrove Ecosystem Studies in Latin America and Africa . UNESCO , Paris . pp. 98 – 107

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Acta Botanica Hungarica
Authors:
T. Pócs
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J. G. Graham
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M. von Konrat
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J. Larraín

of Latin America. II .– Mem. New York Bot. Garden 11 ( 2 ): 173 – 276 . Gradstein , S. R . ( 2021 ): The liverworts and hornworts of Colombia and Ecuador . – Mem. New York Bot. Garden 121 : 1 – 723 . 10.1007/978-3-030-49450-6 Gradstein , S

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wheat in Uruguay . In: Alconada , T. , Chulze , S. (eds.) Fusarium Head Blight in Latin America . Springer Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 15 – 29 . Waalwijk , C

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.C. , Martínez , M.I. , Sepulcri , M.G. 2013 . Modeling and forecasting systems for Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol content in wheat in Argentina . In: Alconada Magliano , T.M. , Chulze, S.N. (eds), Fusarium Head Blight in Latin

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: The specific epithet floridus (blooming in Latin) refers to the flower-like aperture. Distribution: This new species is known from the type locality only (see Fig. 4 ). Fig. 4. Map showing the type localities of three new Dicharax species. 1

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. Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands , Tehran, Iran , pp. 454 – 609 . (in Farsi with Latin names and an index in English) Jamzad , Z ., Harley , M. M ., Ingrouille , M ., Simmonds , M. S. J . and Jalili , A . ( 2000 ): Pollen exine and

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walls. Sporophyte unknown. A few juvenile disciform gemmae consisting of 26–28 cells were observed on both lobe surfaces. Etymology: named after its collector, Tibor Kovács. (Tibor is the Hungarian equivalent of Latin Tiberius). Distribution: Seems to be

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