Rhinolophidae, Gray, 1825

Terrence C. Demos, Paul W. Webala, Steven M. Goodman, Julian C. Kerbis Peterhans, Michael Bartonjo & Bruce D. Patterson, 2019, Molecular phylogenetics of the African horseshoe bats (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae): expanded geographic and taxonomic sampling of the Afrotropics, BMC Evolutionary Biology 19, pp. 1-14 : 2

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https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1485-1

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scientific name

Rhinolophidae
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Rhinolophidae has been arranged taxonomically on the basis of molecular and morphological data into 5 subgenera by Csorba et al. [ 13]. Of these 5 subgenera, the subgenus Rhinolophus

is restricted to Africa and the Palearctic; it includes 7 species groups whose names represent the nomenclatural framework for this study: (1) R. landeri group ( landeri , alcyone , guineensis, lobatus ); (2) R. euryale group ( euryale , blasii , mehelyi ); (3) R. capensis group ( capensis , denti , gorongosae , rhodesiae , simulator , swinnyi ); (4) R. adami group ( adami , maendeleo); (5) R. ferrumequinum group ( ferrumequinum , bocharicus, clivosus , damarensis , deckenii , hillorum, horaceki, nippon , sakejiensis, silvestris); (6) R. maclaudi group ( maclaudi , hilli, kahuzi , ruwenzorii , willardi , ziama); (7) R. fumigatus group ( cohenae , fumigatus , darlingi , eloquens , hildebrandtii , mabuensis , mossambicus, smithersi ). Of the 33 currently recognized Afrotropical Rhinolophus species [ 10, 11], our study includes at least 24 named taxa ( Fig. 1 View Fig ). Multiple well-supported and deeply diverged clades are also revealed by our phylogenetic analyses.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae