A taxonomic review of Rhinolophus coelophyllus Peters 1867 and R. shameli Tate 1943 (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in continental southeast Asia

Saveng Ith, Pipat Soisook, Sara Bumrungsri, Tigga Kingston, Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Matthew J. Struebig, Si Si Hla Bu, Vu Dinh Thong, Neil M. Furey, Nikky M. Thomas, Paul J.J. Bates

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Abstract

Recent field studies have provided new data for a review of the taxonomy, acoustic characters, distribution, and ecology of two often confused rhinolophid species, which have essentially parapatric distributions in continental Southeast Asia. Rhinolophus coelophyllus is widespread ranging from northern Myanmar to northern Malaysia, eastern Thailand and provisionally western Lao PDR. R. shameli is restricted to eastern Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and central and southern Vietnam. There are well defined differences in skull morphology, size, and echolocation call frequency, which discriminate between the two taxa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-59
Number of pages19
JournalActa Chiropterologica
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • R. shameli
  • Rhinolophus coelophyllus
  • Southeast Asia
  • echolocation
  • taxonomy

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