Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915,

Voon-Ching Lim, Rosli Ramli, Subha Bhassu & John-James Wilson, 2017, A checklist of the bats of Peninsular Malaysia and progress towards a DNA barcode reference library, PLoS ONE 12 (7), pp. 1-65: 51

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http://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0179555

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4343747

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scientific name

Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915
status

 

Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915 

Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915: 227  ; Upper Sarawak, Borneo, MALAYSIA (Cecil J. Brooks, collector; BM(NH) 1911.1.18.8) [ 211].

Tylonycteris malayana Chasen, 1940: 52  ; Jor , Batang Padang Dist., Perak, MALAYSIA (Frederick N. Chasen, collector; BM(NH) 47.1433) [ 8].

Tylonycteris robustula malayana  [ 98].

Common English name: Greater Bamboo Bat

Barcode Index Number: DNA barcodes recorded as T. robustula  are associated with three BINs, BOLD:AAB3205, BOLD:AAB3206 and BOLD: AAC 1210, but there are no DNA barcodes from Peninsular Malaysia (S9 Fig).

IUCN status: Least Concern

Remarks: The BIN, BOLD:AAC1210 contains a single DNA barcode of T. robustula  (ABBSI217-10) and seven DNA barcodes of T. pachypus  . We suspect the DNA barcode, ABBSI217-10 is a case of mis-identification as T. pachypus  and T. robustula  are differ in body size and coloration. Simmons [ 98] recognised two subspecies under T. robustula  : T. r. robustula  (type locality: Borneo) and T. r. malayana  (type locality: Peninsular Malaysia).

Recorded at: Pahang: Krau Wildlife Reserve [ 11, 41], Tasik Chini [ 43], Tasik Bera Forest Reserve and Fraser Hill Forest Reserve [ 56]; Selangor: Ulu Gombak [ 23, 52, 53, 54], Bukit Lanjan [ 40], Bukit Kutu Wildlife Reserve [ 51], Air Hitam Forest Reserve [ 55], Semangkok Forest Reserve [ 101]; Perak: Temengor Forest Reserve [ 46, 47], Royal Belum State Park [ 66]; Kedah: Ulu Muda Forest Reserve [ 57]; Kelantan: Gunung Reng [ 62], Gunung Stong State Park, [ 67].

T. robustula  roosts in internodes of large, often dead bamboo stems by entering the internodes through slits made by chrysomelid beetles and has been reported roosting in small harem groups, with one adult male and up to six females in one group [ 11, 14, 23]. Solitary males have also been reported [ 23].

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Vespertilionidae

Genus

Tylonycteris

Loc

Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915

Voon-Ching Lim, Rosli Ramli, Subha Bhassu & John-James Wilson 2017
2017
Loc

Tylonycteris malayana

Chasen 1940: 52
1940
Loc

Tylonycteris robustula

Thomas 1915: 227
1915
Loc

Tylonycteris robustula malayana

Thomas 1915
1915