Odisha’s first record of a free-tailed bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Molossidae): what could it be?

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Subrta Debata
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2738-0782
Sharat Kumar Palita
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2144-0406

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We present the first report on the occurrence of a free-tailed bat from Similipal Biosphere Reserve in Odisha, eastern India.  Although the examined individual was a pup that was only a few days old and hence species identity could not be ascertained, the study provides important clues for a systematic survey to resolve the issue.


 

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Debata, S. and Palita, S.K. 2019. Odisha’s first record of a free-tailed bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Molossidae): what could it be?. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 8 (Jun. 2019), 14071–14074. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4338.11.8.14071-14074.
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Subrta Debata, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India.

Ph.D. Scolar,  Dept. of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Central University of Orissa
Koraput-764021, Odisha, India

Sharat Kumar Palita, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India.

Professor & Head, Dept. of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Central University of Orissa
Koraput-764021, Odisha, India

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