A key to the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of South Asia

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C. Srinivasulu
Paul A. Racey
Shahroukh Mistry


A checklist and dichotomous key to 128 species of bats known from South Asia including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives is provided. Character matrices for families, genera and species are also included. This article also briefly reviews their distribution (both physiographic and country-wise), status and main identification characters

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Srinivasulu, C., Racey, P.A. and Mistry, S. 2010. A key to the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of South Asia. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2, 7 (Jul. 2010), 1001–1076. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2352.1001-76.

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