First record of the Diadem Leaf-Nosed Bat Hipposideros diadema (E. Geoffroy, 1813) (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from the Andaman Islands, India with the possible occurrence of a hitherto unreported subspecies

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Bhargavi Srinivasulu
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9035-3058
Aditya Srinivasulu
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1586-1930
Chelmala Srinivasulu
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4331-8580
Tauseef Hamid Dar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8364-6573
Asad Gopi
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5600-2054
Gareth Jones
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1904-3735

Abstract

The Diadem Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros diadema (E. Geoffroy, 1813) is recorded for the first time from the Andaman Islands, India. A solitary female specimen was collected on October 13, 2015 from a limestone cave on Baratang Island. Cranial measurements and other morphological characters indicate that the specimen differs from the endemic subspecies, the Nicobar Diadem Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros diadema nicobarensis (Dobson, 1871), but compares favourably with the South-east Asian subspecies, Mason’s Diadem Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros diadema masoni (Dobson, 1872), in description, craniodental characters, and echolocation calls. This is the first record of Hipposideros diadema (E. Geoffroy, 1813) from Andaman Islands, and the subspecies Mason’s Diadem Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros diadema masoni (Dobson, 1872) from India.

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Srinivasulu, B., Srinivasulu, A., Srinivasulu, C., Dar, T.H., Gopi, A. and Jones, G. 2016. First record of the Diadem Leaf-Nosed Bat Hipposideros diadema (E. Geoffroy, 1813) (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from the Andaman Islands, India with the possible occurrence of a hitherto unreported subspecies. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 11 (Sep. 2016), 9316–9321. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2862.8.11.9316-9321.
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Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana State 500007, India Systematics, Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization, 96, Kumudham Nagar, Vilankurichi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India

UGC-PDF(W), Department of Zoology

Aditya Srinivasulu, Biodiversity Research and Conservation Society, 303 Nestcon Orchid, Kanajiguda, Tirumalgiri, Secunderabad, Telangana State 500015, India

Independent Researcher, Research Department

Chelmala Srinivasulu, Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana State 500007, India Systematics, Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization, 96, Kumudham Nagar, Vilankurichi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology

Tauseef Hamid Dar, Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana State 500007, India

Junior Project Fellow, Department of Zoology

Asad Gopi, Wildlife Biology and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana State 500007, India

Junior Project Fellow, Department of Zoology

Gareth Jones, School of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, 24 Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, UK

School of Life Sciences

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