A new species of Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from peninsular Malaysia

Charles M. Francis, Tigga Kingston, Zubaid Akbar Mukhtar Ahmad

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Abstract

A new species of small Kerivoula is described from peninsular Malaysia. It is similar in size and form to Kerivoula hardwickii Miller 1898 or K. intermedia Hill and Francis 1984, but is distinguished by its distinctive colouration - dorsal fur has extensive black bases with shiny golden tips, ventral fur has dark grey bases with whitish-buff tips - as well as several characters of dentition and skull shape. Sequence analysis of the first 648 base pairs of cytochrome oxidase I gene (DNA barcode) indicates a divergence of at least 11% from all other species of Kerivoula, a difference comparable to that between other species of Kerivoula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalActa Chiropterologica
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Kerivoula
Vespertilionidae
Malaysia
Chiroptera
Kerivoula hardwickii
fur
new species
DNA barcoding
skull
cytochrome-c oxidase
teeth
sequence analysis
color
genes

Keywords

  • DNA barcode
  • Kerivoula
  • Malaysia
  • New species

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  • Animal Science and Zoology

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A new species of Kerivoula (Chiroptera : Vespertilionidae) from peninsular Malaysia. / Francis, Charles M.; Kingston, Tigga; Mukhtar Ahmad, Zubaid Akbar.

In: Acta Chiropterologica, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2007, p. 1-12.

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Francis, Charles M. ; Kingston, Tigga ; Mukhtar Ahmad, Zubaid Akbar. / A new species of Kerivoula (Chiroptera : Vespertilionidae) from peninsular Malaysia. In: Acta Chiropterologica. 2007 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 1-12.
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