Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915,

Huang, Joe Chun-Chia, Jazdzyk, Elly Lestari, Nusalawo, Meyner, Maryanto, Ibnu, Maharadatunkamsi, Wiantoro, Sigit & Kingston, Tigga, 2014, A recent bat survey reveals Bukit Barisan Selatan Landscape as a chiropteran diversity hotspot in Sumatra, Acta Chiropterologica 16 (2), pp. 413-449: 437

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http://doi.org/ 10.3161/150811014X687369



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Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915


Tylonycteris robustula Thomas, 1915 

Greater bamboo bat

New record Lampung Province: Sukabanjar Forest.

New material

One bat was collected as a voucher specimen. Lampung Province: Sukabanjar Forest, 1♂ ( MZB 35029).

Previous records from Sumatra

Listed for North Sumatra, but no locality records given; South Sumatra Province: Palembang ( van Strien, 1996).


One male and one female were caught with a mist net set near a small stream and bamboo stand in a disturbed forest at an elevation of 711 m a.s.l. T. robustula  has been reported roosting in the hollow internodes of bamboo stems ( Kingston et al., 2006). Our capture is the most southern locality of the species in Sumatra.


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