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Diversity of bats at two contrasting elevations in a protected dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Borneo

Abdul Gulam Azad, M, Taha, SH, Laman, C and Abdullah, MT (2008). Diversity of bats at two contrasting elevations in a protected dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Borneo. Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory,24:151-155.

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IRMA ID 79766104xPUB1
Title Diversity of bats at two contrasting elevations in a protected dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Borneo
Author Abdul Gulam Azad, M
Taha, SH
Laman, C
Abdullah, MT
Journal Name Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 24
ISSN 0811-3653   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 151
End Page 155
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Field of Research 2102 - Curatorial and Related Studies
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract We present an assessment of the diversity of Bornean bats at two contrasting elevations (119 m and 787 m) in Kubah National Park surveyed between August and December 2006. Three hundred and eighty-two individuals of bats from 26 species representing six families were recorded using 20 mist nets and three harp traps. The most commonly caught bat was Hipposideros cervinus (Gould, 1863) (n=168) followed by Penthetor lucasi (Dobson, 1880) (n=55), and they were also the most commonly detected species at low and high elevation sites, respectively. This survey yielded the first recorded specimen of Pipistrellus cuprosus Hill and Francis, 1984 for Sarawak. Analysis of daily cumulative capture rates indicated that further effort at these sites might not yield additional species if sampling techniques and locations were maintained. The species diversity index of Megachiroptera was higher at high elevations (H'=0.567 versus H' =0.466), wheras the species diversity index of Microchiroptera was greatest at low elevations (H' =0.905 vs H' =1.225).
 
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