First record of the Small Bamboo Bat Tylonycteris fulvida (Peters, 1872) (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Nepal

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Basant Sharma
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8468-8268
Anoj Subedi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3585-9005
Bandana Subedi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9590-9043
Shristee Panthee
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9111-1747
Pushpa Raj Acharya
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3439-8267

Abstract

A bamboo bat of the genus Tylonycteris was captured near Gupteshore Cave of Kushma in Parbat, Nepal.  Traditionally, two species of Tylonycteris (of T. pachypus complex and T. robustula complex) are known from the Indian subcontinent.  Due to inconsistency in taxonomic classification, several changes were recently made within the genus Tylonycteris—T. pachypus was corrected to T. fulvida and T. robustula to T. malayana.  The occurrence of Tylonycteris from Nepal’s diversified zoogeography, however, was never mentioned.  This note provides a new record of Tylonycteris from Nepal.  Based on morphological characteristics and species distribution range, this note confirms the captured species as T. fulvida.

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Sharma, B., Subedi, A., Subedi, B., Panthee, S. and Acharya, P.R. 2019. First record of the Small Bamboo Bat Tylonycteris fulvida (Peters, 1872) (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 9 (Jul. 2019), 14216–14219. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4502.11.9.14216-14219.
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