Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838

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: 269-270

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.4784016

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scientific name

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838
status

 

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838  

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838: 101   .

COMMON NAME. — Lander’s Horseshoe Bat.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary • 1♂; SMF 89670 View Materials ; 22.XI.1999   .

REMARK

The single specimen of R. landeri   could be distinguished from R. alcyone   by its smaller size (weight 7.8 g; forearm 43.2 mm). A British Museum specimen of R. landeri   is labeled as originating from “Wraura” (BMNH 55.378, leg. A. H. Booth), which may be the same as Worawora (near Apesokubi). A review of the bats of Côte d’Ivoire, showed that R. landeri   occurs in all savanna formations to the northern edge of the Sudan savanna and that rainforest is actually being avoided ( Fahr 1996; Fahr & Kalko 2011), contrary to Rosevear’s (1965) assessment of R. landeri   as a rainforest species, which at his time included R. guineensis Eisentraut, 1960   as a subspecies. This is also supported by captures from Togo with just one specimen from the eastern edge of the Ghana-Togo Highlands at Atakpamé ( De Vree et al. 1969) and 22 specimens caught in Northern Togo at Namoundjoga ( De Vree et al. 1970). On the Accra Plains nine R. landeri   were caught in forest remnants and in more open savanna ( Decher 1997a).

CONSERVATION STATUS. — R. landeri   is listed as “Least Concern” by IUCN Red List. However, its uncommon occurrence in the Ghana-Togo Highlands and the fact that we found just one specimen in a forested valley make it of some conservation concern for the Volta Region.

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae

Genus

Rhinolophus

Loc

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838

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 landeri

MARTIN W. 1838: 101
1838