A new distributional record of the rare bat Coelops robinsoni from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Mohd Ridwan Abd Rahman, and Anang Setiawan Achmadi, and Noor Haliza Hasan, and Roberta Chaya Tawie Tingga, (2010) A new distributional record of the rare bat Coelops robinsoni from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Journal of Tropical Biodiversity Conservation, 7. pp. 87-92. ISSN 1823-3902


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A specimen of the rare Lesser Tailless Roundleaf Bat, Coelops robinsoni was caught at the mouth of Lobang Gan Kira, one of the entrances to Niah Cave, Niah National Park (NNP) on 15 th November 2008. This bat is a new record for the park and only the third record for Malaysian Borneo, the previous records being from the Deer Cave, Mulu and Sarawak Planted Forest Zone (SPFZ), Bintulu Division. Detailed descriptions of the external morphology, skull and dentition are presented. Additional individuals of this species may occur in the cave as a potential roosting site was found on the cave ceiling approximately six meters above the floor and 300m from the entrance. More information on this bat is crucial for immediate and effective conservation plans as this species is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coelops robinsoni, Niah National Park, Borneo
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 06:49
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 06:53
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12136

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