An integrative approach to characterize Malagasy bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae Gray, 1821, with the description of a new species of Hypsugo

Goodman, Steven M., Rakotondramanana, Claude Fabienne, Ramasindrazana, Beza, Kearney, Teresa, Monadjem, Ara, Schoeman, M. Corrie, Taylor, Peter J., Naughton, Kate and Appleton, Belinda 2015, An integrative approach to characterize Malagasy bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae Gray, 1821, with the description of a new species of Hypsugo, Zoological journal of the linnean society, vol. 173, no. 4, pp. 988-1018.

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Title An integrative approach to characterize Malagasy bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae Gray, 1821, with the description of a new species of Hypsugo
Author(s) Goodman, Steven M.
Rakotondramanana, Claude Fabienne
Ramasindrazana, Beza
Kearney, Teresa
Monadjem, Ara
Schoeman, M. Corrie
Taylor, Peter J.
Naughton, Kate
Appleton, Belinda
Journal name Zoological journal of the linnean society
Volume number 173
Issue number 4
Start page 988
End page 1018
Total pages 31
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-01-01
ISSN 0024-4082
1096-3642
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Zoology
Africa
bacula
bioacoustics
cranial
dental
Madagascar
morphology
Neoromicia
phylogeny
Pipistrellus
PHYLOGENETIC-RELATIONSHIPS
FAMILY VESPERTILIONIDAE
COMPLEX CHIROPTERA
MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS
MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD
CRYPTIC DIVERSITY
GENETIC-VARIATION
CYTOCHROME-B
Summary © 2015 The Linnean Society of London. Although important advances have been made in recent years in the taxonomy of different families and subfamilies of Malagasy bats, those belonging to the Vespertilioninae remain partially unresolved. Herein using a mitochondrial marker (cytochrome b) as the point of departure for 76 specimens of Malagasy vespers and appropriate African taxa, we diagnose the six taxa of this subfamily on the island by overlaying different morphological and bioacoustic characters on the clade structure of sequenced animals. The species include: endemic Neoromicia matroka, which is sister to African N. capensis; endemics N. malagasyensis and N. robertsi, which form sister species; a member of the genus Hypsugo, which is sister to African H. anchietae and described herein as new to science; Pipistrellus hesperidus for which Madagascar animals are genetically close but distinct from African populations of the same species; and endemic P. raceyi, which shows segregation of eastern (mesic) and western (dry) populations and its sister species relationships are unresolved. While the external and craniodental measurements, as well as bioacoustic variables, allow only partial differentiation of these six species of Vespertilioninae, molecular characters provide definitive separation of the taxa, as do male bacular morphology.
Language eng
Field of Research 0608 Zoology
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074205

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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