Chiewkwee's Horseshoe Bat
Rhinolophus chiewkweeae Yoshiyuki & Lim, 2005
A new horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus chiewkweeae is described on the basis of specimens collected from the Malay Peninsula. The new species is classified in the R. pearsoni group composed of R. pearsoni and R. yunanensis. Rhinolophus chiewkweeae shows adequate coefficients of differences in external and osteological characters to be separated at species level from R. pearsoni and R. yunanensis. The dimensional characters of the new species except short ears and tail are intermediate between those of the two species. The new species also shows color differences from R. pearsoni and R. yunanensis: the dorsal fur of the new species is orange brown, instead of the dark brown of R. pearsoni and R. yunanensis. Rhinolophus chiewkweeae inhabits a dipterocarp forest of the Malayan division, Sundai subregion, of the Indo Malayan region.
Yoshiyuki M. & Lim B.L. 2005. A new horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus chiewkweeae (Chiroptera, Rhinolophidae), from Malaysia. Bulletin of the National Science Museum Tokyo Series A Zoology. 31(1):29-36.: http://ci.nii.ac.jp/els/110004665380.pdf?id=ART0007395010&type=pdf&lang=en&host=cinii&order_no=&ppv_type=0&lang_sw=&no=1322666156&cp=photo