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Two new bat species (Chiroptera: Mammalia) for Pakistan: Miniopterus fuliginosus and Myotis formosus

  • Muhammad Mahmood-ul-Hassan EMAIL logo and Mohammad Salim
From the journal Mammalia


Although over 50 bat species have been recorded in Pakistan, more are expected to inhabit the country. We recorded two new hitherto unrecorded bat species, i.e., Miniopterus fuliginosus and Myotis formosus in northwestern Pakistan. M. fuliginosus was captured from Barcharai Daim in Malakand district, while M. formosus was captured from Chinai Ghaz in Dir, Wach Khwar in Swat and Barcharai Diam in Malakand districts, respectively. This paper describes external, cranial, and bacular measurements of captured specimens of these two species.

Corresponding author: Muhammad Mahmood-ul-Hassan, Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38040, Pakistan, e-mail: ;


Financial assistance provided by the “Bat Conservation International” for this study is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank Dr. Srinivasulu, Dr. Aulagnier, and an anonymous referee for their improvement of the manuscript.


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Received: 2013-11-8
Accepted: 2014-4-15
Published Online: 2014-5-10
Published in Print: 2015-2-1

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