Results of a recent bat survey in Upper Myanmar including new records from the Kachin forests

Struebig, Matthew J. and Rossiter, Stephen J. and Bates, Paul J.J. and Kingston, Tigga and Oo, Sai Sein Lin and Nwe, Aye Aye and Aung, Moe Moe and Win, Sein Sein and Mya, Khin Mya (2005) Results of a recent bat survey in Upper Myanmar including new records from the Kachin forests. Acta Chiropterologica, 7 (1). pp. 147-163. ISSN 1508-1109. (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)

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Recent studies have shown the importance of Myanmar for the conservation of bat diversity. In March–April, 2003, twenty-five localities in Kachin and Shan States and Mandalay and Sagaing Divisions in Upper Myanmar were surveyed using mist nets and harp traps. Of the twenty-three bat species collected, thirteen were recorded from two localities in Kachin State, one of which has already been described as a new species, Kerivoula kachinensis, and a further two (a Rhinolophus and a Kerivoula) are putative new species. Murina tubinararis, Murina cyclotis and Rhinolophus shameli were recorded for the first time in Myanmar for over 65 years, while our records of Rhinolophus stheno and Rhinolophus malayanus are the most northern localities for these species in Myanmar. Species are discussed individually with external, cranial and dental measurements summarised. We also present descriptive statistics for echolocation calls recorded from five taxa. This represents the first bat survey of northern Myanmar forests for nearly 70 years. Kachin is already known to support high biodiversity and these recent records confirm the importance of its forests for the conservation of Myanmar's mammal fauna.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: Y1 - 2005/// [EPrints field already has value set] JA - ACTA CHIROPTEROL [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Chiroptera, Myanmar, Burma, distribution, harp traps, biodiversity, conservation
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Matthew Struebig
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 11:43
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 13:38
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