Rhinolophus philippinensis, Waterhouse, 1843

Patterson, Georgina, Martin, Thomas Edward, Adams, Nathan, Cropper, Olivia, Mustari, Abdul Haris & Tosh, David G., 2017, Lowland rainforest bat communities of Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, including new regional records, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65, pp. 373-385 : 381

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5356939

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:364FF720-BBDE-4C82-BF91-C24967A11AB6

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CA87E6-ED5A-FFC9-A13D-F960FAB6FE36

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Valdenar

scientific name

Rhinolophus philippinensis
status

 

Rhinolophus philippinensis

A widespread although sporadically-occurring species found in disjunctive populations between the Greater Sundas and Philippines to Australia. It is a rare species in our study area, being known from three mist-net records in LFR and BUR. The Buton population of R. philippinensis is comprised of three distinct size morphs, the evolutionary divergence of which has been the subject of previous research ( Kingston & Rossiter, 2004). One of our captures belonged to the ‘large’ morph (with a forearm length of 58.0 mm and a weight of 12.5 g), with another belonging to the ‘small’ morph (with a forearm length of 46.8 mm and a weight of 6 g). The final individual captured during fieldwork escaped before morphometric measurements could be taken, thus we could not determine which size morph it belonged to. The species is previously known to occur on Buton, being reported as occurring here by Kingston & Rossiter (2004).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae

Genus

Rhinolophus