Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838

Mongombe, Aaron Manga, Fils, Eric Moise Bakwo & Tamesse, Joseph Lebel, 2020, Annotated checklist of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of Mount Cameroon, southwestern Cameroon, Zoosystema 42 (24), pp. 483-514 : 498-499

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a24

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4369E104-E14C-4436-9B57-6C38A6AEBE65

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338000

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039A87C3-D551-3957-1FBA-F9D1FD784343

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scientific name

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838
status

 

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838  

( Fig. 12 View FIG , Table 3 View TABLE )

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838: 101   .

COMMON NAME. — Lander’s Horseshoe Bat. French: Rhinolophe de Lander.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — 24 specimens (including original data).

Mount Cameroon area • 12 ♀♀, 7 ♂♂; Buea ; 4°09’00”N; 9°12’00”E; 1050 m; 14.III.1938; Martin Eisentraut leg.; SMNS 3455 to 3457, 5124, 5592 to 5595, 5123 to 5133, ZMB 78447, 78448, 93809 to 93812 GoogleMaps   1♀; Victoria ; 4°00’46”N, 9°13’13”E; 136 m; 29.IV.1954; Martin Eisentraut leg.; SMNS 5122 GoogleMaps   1 ♀; Bimbia ; 3°57’16”N, 9°14’42”E; 98 m; 4.II.1938; Martin Eisentraut leg.; SMNS 5592 to 5598 GoogleMaps   .

ORIGINAL DATA. — Three individuals of this species were captured during our surveys ( Table 1 View TABLE ). One was mist-netted in a fallow farmland at an altitude of 1140 m a.s.l, while the other two were captured in primary forest at an altitude of 1070 m a.s.l.

HABITATS AND DISTRIBUTION. — At Mount Cameroon, this cave dependent species had previously been recorded at altitudes up to 1250 m a.s.l. ( Fedden & MacLeod 1986), who also noted that this species inhabits both disturbed forest fringes and montane forest. Eisentraut (1963) also recorded this species in the lowland forest of Mount Cameroon at Bimbia and Limbe area, and in a cave at Buea. This species principally inhabits lowland rainforest, but has also been recorded in savannah and gallery forest ( Happold 2013d), where they roost in small groups in caves, hollow trees and mine shafts ( Monadjem et al. 2010). This species has a broad sub-Saharan African distribution from West Africa through Central Africa to East Africa ( Taylor et al. 2018).

REMARK. — Recent molecular studies showed that the southern and eastern African savannah-dwelling Rhinolophus landeri   is distinct from West African forest populations. As such the southern and eastern African populations have been assigned to a distinct species Rhinolophus lobatus Peters, 1852   ( Taylor et al. 2018).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae

Genus

Rhinolophus

Loc

Rhinolophus landeri Martin, 1838

Mongombe, Aaron Manga, Fils, Eric Moise Bakwo & Tamesse, Joseph Lebel 2020
2020
Loc

Rhinolophus landeri

Martin 1838: 101
1838