|Durga Das’s leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros durgadasi, male (NHM.OU.CHI. K10.2014) |
from Hanumanhalli, Kolar district, Karnataka, India
[upper left] Skull and mandible: c. maxilla lateral view; e. mandible lateral view
[lower left] Distribution map of Hipposideros durgadasi, showing known locality records (in yellow) from Madhya Pradesh and new records (in red) in Karnataka, India.
Durga Das’s leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros durgadasi Khajuria, 1970 is endemic to India, and was known only from Katanga, Katangi, and Richhai villages, in Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh. During surveys conducted in Kolar district, Karnataka, India, we successfully mist-netted a few individuals belonging to the bicolor species group which, upon detailed external, craniodental and bacular studies were identified as Durga Das’s leaf-nosed bat. This paper reports the presence of this species in southern India, extending its distribution range by almost 1300 km. We also provide a detailed morphological description for this species.
Keywords: Hipposideros durgadasi, Kolar, India, Hanumanhalli, Therahalli, range extension, morphological description
|Figure 1. Durga Das’s leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros durgadasi, male (NHM.OU.CHI. K10.2014) from Hanumanhalli, Kolar district, Karnataka, India|
Harpreet Kaur, Srinivasulu Chelmala, Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Tariq Ahmed Shah, Gundena Devender and Aditya Srinivasulu. 2014. Taxonomic Notes and Distribution Extension of Durga Das’s Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros durgadasi Khajuria, 1970 (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from south India. Biodiversity Data Journal. 2: e4127 (20 Nov 2014)