Preliminary investigation on taxonomic status of sympatric Tylonycteris species in Malaysia

Roberta Chaya Tawie, Tingga and Mohd Ridwan, Abd Rahman (2020) Preliminary investigation on taxonomic status of sympatric Tylonycteris species in Malaysia. The Malayan Nature Journal, 72 (2). pp. 143-146. ISSN 0025-1291

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Abstract

Tylonycteris or flat-headed bat is known for its taxonomic complex within this genus. This study attempts to investigate the complexity within Tylonycteris using morphometric approach. The result from 34 morphological characters of hierarchical tree constructed two major groups splitting each respective Tylonycteris species into Malaysia Peninsular and Borneo populations. It is suggested to revise the species name according to type specimen, as proposed by recent previous study. Conservation and taxonomic status of Tylonycteris requires immediate reassessment due to the cryptic nature of these species

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tylonycteris, taxonomy complex, morphological characters, cryptic, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Kuching, Sarawak, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Depositing User: Tingga
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 04:08
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 04:08
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35672

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