A new mouse-eared bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from South China
Authors: Tiunov, Mikhail P.; Kruskop, Sergei V.; Feng, Jiang
Source: Acta Chiropterologica, Volume 13, Number 2, December 2011 , pp. 271-278(8)
Abstract:A small Myotis species belonging to the Myotis siligorensis group was found in four caves in Yunnan province, South China. Twenty specimens of this bat were compared with other East Asian Myotis species. Statistical and physical analysis of this sample demonstrates that, despite their similarity to M. siligorensis, the Yunnan specimens have characteristics of baculum morphology and cranial proportions suggesting that they represent a distinct species.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-12-01