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New remarkable bat records in Hoang Lien Son mountain range, northern Vietnam
Kruskop S.V., Shchinov A.V.
P. 1-8
During a short-term survey, fifteen bat species were recorded in the north-east part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Tonkin, Vietnam; some of these findings are of particular zoogeographic interest. The first confirmed record of Barbastella from Vietnam was made; the specimens morphologically resemble B. darjelingensis, differing slightly in coloration from Indian and Central Asian forms. The specimen tentatively identified as Hypsugo cf. joffrei may represent the first record of the species outside its terra typica. Harpiola isodon is reported for the second time from Vietnam; its new capture site is situated half-way the between previous known location in Ngoc Linh and terra typica in Taiwan. Records of Murina cf. harpioloides, Hypsugo cadornae and Thainycteris aureocollaris represent Vietnamese range extensions for these species; among them, the collecting site of M. cf. harpioloides is very remote from previously known location. The local bat community seems to be a rich mix of Malayan, Indo-Himalayan and even Palaearctic faunal elements.

DOI: 10.15298/rusjtheriol.9.1.01


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