A Morphological Analysis of Diadem Roundleaf Bat (Hipposideridae , Hipposideros Diadema) in Malaysia

Nurshilawati, Abdul Latip (2013) A Morphological Analysis of Diadem Roundleaf Bat (Hipposideridae , Hipposideros Diadema) in Malaysia. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The morphological study was carried out to record and analyse the morphological characters of H. diadema from four different populations in Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, South and North Sarawak, Sabah). Nine external, 17 craniodental characters were measured and analysed using the multivariate analysis and discriminant function analysis (DFA) using the SPSS Version 20.0 software. Cluster analysis was done using Paleontological Statistic (PAST) version 2.17. The external and craniodental characters were analysed separately. For external character, the highest character loading for both Function 1 and 2 was forearm (FA), whereas for Function 3 it was tibia (TL). For internal character, the highest character loading for Function 1, 2, and 3 were great skull length (GSL), palatal length (PL), and postpalatal length (PPL). These internal characters are cranial characters which two of them are related to palatal length. These findings establish the morphological variation between four geographically separate populations of H. diadema within Malaysia.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bats, Physiology, Morphometric, H. diadema, discriminant function, polymorphism, cranial, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 02:14
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 03:03
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7910

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