Friday, December 13, 2013

[Mammalogy • 2009] Murina eleryi | Elery's Tube-nosed Bat • Description of A New Species belonging to the Murina 'suilla-group' (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Murininae) from north Vietnam


Murina eleryi
Furey, Thong, Bates & Csorba 2009

Based on a series of 11 specimens collected in north Vietnam between 2006 and 2007, a new species of tube-nosed bat belonging to the genus Murina is described. Externally similar to Murina aurata Milne-Edwards, 1872, from which it differs primarily in dental characteristics, the new species is distinguished from all other existing species of Murina by a combination of its small size, pelage and craniodental features. It is currently known from three localities in north Vietnam, all of which include significant areas of forest over limestone karst.

Keywords: karst, Murina sp. nov., tube-nosed bats, taxonomy, Vietnam

Murina eleryi | Elery's Tube-nosed Bat
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Furey, N.M.; Thong, V.D.; Bates, P.J.J.; Csorba, G. 2009. Description of a new species belonging to the Murina 'suilla-group' (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Murininae) from north Vietnam. Acta Chiropterologica. 11 (2): 225-236.

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