Rhinolophus alcyone Temminck, 1853

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William, 2021, A survey of small mammals in the Volta Region of Ghana with comments on zoogeography and conservation, Zoosystema 43 (14), pp. 253-281: 269

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7008A933-FE5E-405E-BBAD-8C06D2A8807D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4784012

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F78791-FF89-FFA2-FC55-4AD6FBEDF976

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Rhinolophus alcyone Temminck, 1853
status

 

Rhinolophus alcyone Temminck, 1853  

( Fig. 10 View FIG )

Rhinolophus alcyone Temminck, 1853: 80   .

COMMON NAME. — Halcyon Horseshoe Bat.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Kalakpa Resource Reserve • 1 ♀; SMF 89668 View Materials .   Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary • 4 ♂; ZTNHC 952 +958, SMF 89669 View Materials +92129   2 ♀; SMF 92127 View Materials +92128.   Apesokubi • 1 ♀; SMF 92130 View Materials   .

REMARK

Larger than R. landeri Martin, 1838   (weight: 12.5-14.6 g; forearm: 47.5-53 mm). Our specimens confirm that R. alcyone   is widely distributed in forest and forest-savanna mosaic. The closest previous records are from Akaniem north of Kete Krachi and from Breniasi and Worawora south of Apesokubi ( Grubb 1971). In Côte d’Ivoire Fahr (1996) captured three out of five specimens in savanna.

CONSERVATION STATUS. — Listed as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List, this species was the most common rhinolophid bat in our survey and is probably of lesser conservation concern in the Ghana-Togo Highlands.

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae

Genus

Rhinolophus

Loc

Rhinolophus alcyone Temminck, 1853

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William 2021
2021
Loc

Rhinolophus alcyone

TEMMINCK C. J. 1853: 80
1853