Preliminary cluster analysis for several representatives of Genus Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Borneo

Noor Haliza Hasan, and M.T. Abdullah, (2008) Preliminary cluster analysis for several representatives of Genus Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Borneo. In: International Conference on Mathematical Biology 2007: ICMB07, 4 - 6 September 2007, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2883849

Abstract

The aim of the study is to use cluster analysis on morphometric parameters within the genus Kerivoula to produce a dendrogram and to determine the suitability of this method to describe the relationship among species within this genus. A total of 15 adult male individuals from genus Kerivoula taken from sampling trips around Borneo and specimens kept at the zoological museum of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak were examined. A total of 27 characters using dental, skull and external body measurements were recorded. Clustering analysis illustrated the grouping and morphometric relationships between the species of this genus. It has clearly separated each species from each other despite the overlapping of measurements of some species within the genus. Cluster analysis provides an alternative approach to make a preliminary identification of a species.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biomathematics, Mathematical biology, ICMB
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
ID Code:12139
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:06 Nov 2015 11:30
Last Modified:06 Nov 2015 11:30

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