Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …


Editor-in-Chief: Denys, Christiane

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.714
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.816

CiteScore 2017: 0.82

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.433
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.603

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 73, Issue 1


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. Goodman
  • 1Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA and Vahatra, B.P. 3972, Antananarivo (101), Madagascar
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Julie Ranivo
  • 2Vahatra, B.P. 3972, Antananarivo (101), Madagascar and Département de Biologie Animale, Université d'Antananarivo, B.P. 906, Antananarivo (101) Madagascar
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2009-03-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/MAMM.2009.011


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

About the article

Corresponding author

Published Online: 2009-03-10

Published in Print: 2009-03-01

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

Export Citation

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.

Claude Fabienne Rakotondramanana and Steven Michael Goodman
Acta Chiropterologica, 2017, Volume 19, Number 1, Page 51
Gregg F. Gunnell, Nancy B. Simmons, Erik R. Seiffert, and Andrew A. Farke
PLoS ONE, 2014, Volume 9, Number 2, Page e86712
John O’Brien
Animals, 2011, Volume 1, Number 4, Page 259
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.
Log in