Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915,

Srinivasulu, Chelmala, Srinivasulu, Aditya, Srinivasulu, Bhargavi, Gopi, Asad, Dar, Tauseef Hamid, Bates, Paul J. J., Rossiter, Stephen J. & Jones, Gareth, 2017, Recent surveys of bats from the Andaman Islands, India: diversity, distribution, and echolocation characteristics, Acta Chiropterologica 19 (2), pp. 419-437: 432

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http://doi.org/ 10.3161/15081109ACC2017.19.2.018



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Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915


17. Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915 

Greater Bamboo Bat

New record North Andaman Islands: Chipo.

Previous records None.


This is for the first time this species has been recorded from the Andaman Islands. Two specimens were collected in a bamboo forest. These specimens have been provisionally identified as T. robustula  based on the structure of the baculum ( Hill and Harrison, 1987).