Rhinolophus simulator alticolus Sanborn, 1936

Monadjem, Ara, Richards, Leigh & Denys, Christiane, 2016, An African bat hotspot: the exceptional importance of Mount Nimba for bat diversity, Acta Chiropterologica 18 (2), pp. 359-375 : 366

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.2.005

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4341737

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BD87F4-3F76-6D43-FCAA-FC76FCBCF9C7

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Rhinolophus simulator alticolus Sanborn, 1936
status

 

Rhinolophus simulator alticolus Sanborn, 1936

This species was previously recorded from Guinean Nimba ( Brosset, 1985). During this survey, it was recorded roosting in mine adits above 1,400 m on the Guinean side of the mountain, at the same locality as previously recorded by Brosset (1985). The taxon alticolus may represent a distinct species ( Csorba et al., 2003), and was in fact recognized as such by Rosevear (1965). The records from Guinean Nimba and Wonegizi Mts in Liberia are isolated by about 2,000 km from the nearest records in Nigeria and Cameroon ( Happold, 1987), which themselves are further isolated by thousands of kilometres from populations in East and Southern Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Rhinolophidae

Genus

Rhinolophus