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Published: 2016-09-22
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The systematic position of Hypsugo macrotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) and a new record from Peninsular Malaysia

School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia.
Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Baross utca 13., H-1088 Budapest, Hungary School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, USM, Penang, Malaysia.
JHP Management Services, Blk M-8-5, Desa Permai Indah, Jalan Helang, 11700, Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia.
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Malaysia.
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica No. 28, Lane 70, Academia Rd Sec 2, Nan-gang District, 115 Taipei City, Taiwan. Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Research Unit, 79401 Lubbock, Texas, USA.
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800, USM, Penang, Malaysia.
JHP Management Services, Blk M-8-5, Desa Permai Indah, Jalan Helang, 11700, Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Mammalia Hypsugine morphology phylogenetics roost ecology Vespertilioninae


The Southeast Asian species of Hypsugo are rare bats, except for H. cadornae and H. pulveratus, which are distributed throughout the Indomalayan region. Hypsugo macrotis is restricted to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and adjacent islands, and is known only from a handful of specimens. Here we report a new locality record of the species from Seremban, Peninsular Malaysia, which also represents the first known building-dweller colony of any Hypsugo from the region. We discuss the taxonomic status of two morphologically similar species, H. macrotis and H. vordermanni, and provide the first COI and cyt b gene sequences for H. macrotis and reconstruct the species’ phylogenetic relationships.



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