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A new mammal species for Algeria, Rhinopoma microphyllum (Chiroptera: Rhinopomatidae): morphological and acoustic identification

Hibat-Ellah Loumassine
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Published Online: 2017-02-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0153

Abstract

The greater mouse-tailed bat (Rhinopoma microphyllum Brunnich 1782) is reported for the first time in Algeria from two caves of the Boukaïs region (Bechar). Noseleaf shape, forearm and tail lengths clearly identified this species. The frequency of maximal energy of echolocation calls varied from 28.2 to 31.2 kHz for hand released individuals.

Keywords: biometrics; cave; echolocation calls; Northwest Africa; Rhinopoma microphyllum

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About the article

Received: 2016-10-17

Accepted: 2017-01-17

Published Online: 2017-02-23

Published in Print: 2017-12-20


Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 82, Issue 1, Pages 85–88, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2016-0153.

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