First record of Scotophilus kuhlii Leach, 1821 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Nepal

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Dibya Dahal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3299-9301
Sanjan Thapa
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2918-7409
Khadga Basnet
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1853-4601

Abstract

Occurrence of Scotophilus kuhlii was speculated throughout the southern plain (Tarai) of Nepal.  However, there was no record of voucher specimen of the species from Nepal. We collected a specimen from the Tikulia tole, Pakali Village Development Committee, Sunsari District of southeastern Nepal and deposited at Central Department of Zoology (CDZ) Museum, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.  The specimen was identified as S. kuhlii based on measurement of external body, cranial, dental parts and detail description of the species.  This is the first specific locality record of the species from Nepal that confirms its presence in the country.

 

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Dahal, D., Thapa, S. and Basnet, K. 2016. First record of Scotophilus kuhlii Leach, 1821 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 1 (Jan. 2016), 8365–8368. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2164.8.1.8365-8368.
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