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Bats of the Sangkulirang limestone karst formations, East Kalimantan - a priority region for Bornean bat conservation

Suyanto, Agustinus, Struebig, Matthew J. (2007) Bats of the Sangkulirang limestone karst formations, East Kalimantan - a priority region for Bornean bat conservation. Acta Chiropterologica, 9 (1). pp. 67-95. ISSN 1508-1109. (doi:10.3161/1733-5329(2007)9[67:BOTSLK]2.0.CO;2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:31192)

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Abstract

Borneo has a significant role to play in the conservation of bat diversity in Southeast Asia, yet there is little

taxonomic and distribution information available for the Indonesian states that represent over two thirds of the

island. We report the results of a four week harp-trap and mist-net survey of four limestone karst formations

on the Sangkulirang peninsula in East Kalimantan during August 2004. We recorded 36 taxa, including two

(a Pipistrellus and Rhinolophus) that may represent new species, and three (Hipposideros bicolor, Myotis

horsfieldii and M. montivagus) that are new records for Kalimantan. Several species, including the karst

dependent and patchily distributed Hipposideros larvatus, Rhinolophus creaghi and R. pusillus, were highly

abundant at the formations. In Borneo, many of the species were previously known from only a few, or

scattered, localities including four Red-Listed species (R. creaghi, M. montivagus, Murina rozendaali and

Kerivoula minuta). We review the Bornean distributions of individual species given recent surveys in

Kalimantan and present taxonomic data from 135 specimens collected during this study. This represents the

largest bat collection in Kalimantan so far undertaken and highlights the Sangkulirang peninsula as a key site

for bat diversity and conservation in Borneo. Threats to this area include disturbance from bird nest collection

in caves, but also mass disturbance from logging and forest fires. We advocate inclusion of the formations and

associated forests into a protected area to safeguard this biological resource.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3161/1733-5329(2007)9[67:BOTSLK]2.0.CO;2
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: Y1 - 2007/// [EPrints field already has value set]
Uncontrolled keywords: Chiroptera, Indonesia, Sangkulirang-Mangkaliat, East Kalimantan, Borneo, Southeast Asia, distribution, harp-traps, karst, conservation
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Matthew Struebig
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 11:37 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31192 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Struebig, Matthew J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2058-8502
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