Range extension of the endangered Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India

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Claire F.R. Wordley
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6642-5544
Eleni K. Foui
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7187-5766
Divya Mudappa
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9708-4826
Mahesh Sankaran
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1661-6542
John D. Altringham
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4331-8126

Abstract

Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii is an IUCN Red listed Endangered species known only from a few locations in southern India.  Here we report three records of Latidens salimalii from the Valparai plateau and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu where this species has not been previously recorded.  This bat was caught in riparian habitats close to or inside intact tropical wet forest in the Western Ghats.

 

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Wordley, C.F., Foui, E.K., Mudappa, D., Sankaran, M. and Altringham, J.D. 2016. Range extension of the endangered Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 12 (Oct. 2016), 9486–9490. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2796.8.12.9486-9490.
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Author Biographies

Claire F.R. Wordley, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

PhD student, School of Biology

Eleni K. Foui, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065 Nature Conservation Foundation, 3076/5, 4th Cross, Gokulam Park, Mysore 570002, India

Masters student, School of Biology

Divya Mudappa, Nature Conservation Foundation, 3076/5, 4th Cross, Gokulam Park, Mysore 570002, India

Scientist, Western Ghats

Mahesh Sankaran, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065

Associate Professor,

Community and Ecosystems Ecology

John D. Altringham, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Professor of Animal Ecology and Conservation
School of Biology

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