An international team of scientist, including one of the SEABCRU committee members Dr Pipat Soisook, published results of the study of the population history of Hipposideros armiger, a fairly common cave-dwelling Leaf-nosed bat in the Oriental region, in the latest issue of Journal of Biogeography. The authors examined the evolutionary history of this species using two mtDNA regions and seven nuclear microsatellite loci of specimens from South China, mainland Southeast Asia and the South Himalay
Despite their contribution to regional biodiversity, their ecological and economic importance, and their imperiled status, public awareness of the conservation and economic value of bats in Southeast Asia is extremely low, and myths and prejudice abound. Consequently one of the objectives of the SEABCRU is to facilitate the development and implementation of outreach programs.
The bat world currently includes three bamboo bat species: the Greater Bamboo Bat (Tylonycteris robustula), the Lesser Bamboo Bat (Tylonycteris pachypus), and the Pygmy Bamboo Bat (Tylonycteris pygmaeus). Of these, the Greater and Lesser Bamboo Bats are distributed widely in South a
With an ever-increasing human population size in Asia, the need to identify sustainable practices to ensure food security is a priority. An article published by Wanger et. al. demonstrates that a single cave-roosting bat species, Chaerephon plicatus (the Wrinkled-Lipped Bat), substant
A new Myotis species is described in the latest issue of Acta Chiropterologica on the basis of morphology and barcoding sequences from Vietnam and Lao PDR. It also occurs in China, according to barcoding results from earlier literature. The species resembles Myotis montivagus and Myot
A back-to-back discovery of new Murina species is reported from Thailand by the end of 2013. Guillen’s Tube-nosed bat, M. guilleni, is the twentieth new species of the genus described in the past eight years. This small orange-brown bat is named after Antonio Guillen-Servent, who firs
To continue from the great work done at the Cambodian FF workshop, the roost count data sheets and protocols, along with the disease guidelines have now all been translated into Indonesian. They are now available in the resources section. Thanks to Sheherazade and Felicia Lasmana for
A new Murina species, Murina balaensis, is recently described from Thailand by two SEABCRU committee members, Pipat Soisook and Paul Bates, and their colleagues. M. balaensis is a small bat of the suilla species group. It is most similar to M. eleryi from Vietnam and Lao PDR., but can
The interest in bats started way back in 2011 when a group of students Lee Ching-Ching, Lee Shan-Shan, Kelvina, Mohd Haziq and Shareka Vithias Logendran, led by teacher, Madam Sook-Lai Chan formed a team, The Kid Witness News (KWN), King George V Secondary School (SMK King George V).
Kris Helgen shared with us a new paper evaluating the taxonomic relationships between flying foxes of the Mortlock Islands, a chain of 100 atoll islands, in Micronesia. The authors, led by Don Buden, resurrect the name Pteropus pelagicus to replace P. phaeocephalus and unite P. pelagi
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