Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Mammalia

Editor-in-Chief: Denys, Christiane


IMPACT FACTOR 2015: 0.538
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.786

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.482
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.555
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.723

99,00 € / $149.00 / £75.00*

Online
ISSN
1864-1547
See all formats and pricing

 


Select Volume and Issue
Loading journal volume and issue information...

30,00 € / $42.00 / £23.00

Get Access to Full Text

The geographical origin of the type specimens of Triaenops rufus and T. humbloti (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) reputed to be from Madagascar and the description of a replacement species name

Steven M. Goodman1 / Julie Ranivo2

1Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA and Vahatra, B.P. 3972, Antananarivo (101), Madagascar

2Vahatra, B.P. 3972, Antananarivo (101), Madagascar and Département de Biologie Animale, Université d'Antananarivo, B.P. 906, Antananarivo (101) Madagascar

Corresponding author

Citation Information: mammalia. Volume 73, Issue 1, Pages 47–55, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2009.011, March 2009

Publication History

Published Online:
2009-03-10

Abstract

The bat genus Triaenops (Hipposideridae) is broadly distributed in Africa, portions of the Near East, and islands in the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, western Seychelles). Three species of Triaenops are currently recognized in Madagascar, all endemic (T. rufus, T. auritus, and T. furculus), with T. humbloti being a synonym of T. rufus. Triaenops persicus has a broad distribution in Africa and portions of the Middle East. After comparisons of “Madagascar” specimens previously referred to T. humbloti and the holotype and paratypes of T. rufus collected by Léon Humblot to a series of specimens currently referred to T. “rufus” from numerous and widespread localities in Madagascar, as well as series of T. persicus obtained in Iran and Tanzania, the Humblot material is different in external, cranial, and dental characters and measurements from the Malagasy animals. The provenance of the Humblot specimens is probably Aden (Yemen) or perhaps Somalia and the name T. rufus should not be used for the species in Madagascar; a holotype associated with the replacement name is presented herein.

Keywords: Chiroptera; Hipposideridae; Madagascar; Mammalia; Triaenops humbloti; T. menamena sp. nov.; T. rufus

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
John O’Brien
Animals, 2011, Volume 1, Number 4, Page 259
[2]
Beza Ramasindrazana, Steven M. Goodman, C. Fabienne Rakotondramanana, and M. Corrie Schoeman
Acta Chiropterologica, 2013, Volume 15, Number 2, Page 431

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.