Horseshoe bat species recorded in the mangrove ecosystem of the Cat Ba National Park, Northern Vietnam

Authors

  • Vu Dinh Thong Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Pham Van Nha Graduate University of Science and Technology, VAST, Vietnam
  • Pham Duc Tien Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thanh Luong Tay Bac University, Son La province, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Xuan Dang Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Xuan Nghia Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Schanh Southaphanh 3Tay Bac University, Son La, Vietnam
  • Ladthavong Thongphachanh Tay Bac University, Son La, Vietnam
  • Do Thuy Dung Lao Cai High School for Gifted Students, Lao Cai, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Xuan Khu 5Cat Ba National Park, Hai Phong, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Van Viet Hai Duong College, Hai Duong, Vietnam

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https://doi.org/10.15625/2615-9023/15303

Abstract

Cat Ba National Park is the core zone of the Cat Ba Archipelago Biosphere Reserve. It contains quite diverse and unique ecosystems including 776 ha of mangrove forest. Although bats of the park were included in many publications, none were recorded from the mangrove ecosystem. We recently conducted field surveys through the wetland areas of the park and recorded three horseshoe bat species: Marshall's horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus marshalli), Pearson’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus pearsonii), and the least horseshoe bat (R. pusillus). Of these, R. pearsonii is the most common species. We here provide morpholocal and acoustic features of each species with notes on the importance of the mangrove forest in the park for bat research and conservation.

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Published

30-06-2021

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Thong, V. D., Nha, P. V., Tien, P. D., Luong, N. T., Dang, N. X., Nghia, N. X., Southaphanh, S., Thongphachanh, L., Dung, D. T., Khu, N. X., & Viet, N. V. (2021). Horseshoe bat species recorded in the mangrove ecosystem of the Cat Ba National Park, Northern Vietnam. Academia Journal of Biology, 43(2), 127–133. https://doi.org/10.15625/2615-9023/15303

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