Surprising Genetic Diversity inRhinolophus luctus(Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Peninsular Malaysia: Description of a New Species Based on Genetic and Morphological Characters

Volleth, M. and Loidl, J. and Mayer, F. and Yong, Hoi Sen and Müller, S. and Heller, K.G. (2015) Surprising Genetic Diversity inRhinolophus luctus(Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Peninsular Malaysia: Description of a New Species Based on Genetic and Morphological Characters. Acta Chiropterologica, 17 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1508-1109

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3161/15081109ACC2015.17.1.001

Abstract

In the family Rhinolophidae, the members of the trifoliatus clade are easily recognisable by a unique noseleaf structure and a fluffy fur. Within this group, Rhinolophus luctus is the largest species with currently six recognized subspecies, distributed from India to Bali. We investigated genetic (karyotype, mitochondrial DNA sequence) and morphological characters from a Peninsular Malaysian sample. Although the diploid number was 2n = 32 in all specimens, karyotype analysis revealed two largely different chromosomal sets, with a Y-autosome translocation present only in one of the taxa. Morphological examination revealed differences concerning size of the baculum and length of the lower toothrow. Based on these results, a new species is described and the former subspecies distributed on the Malayan Peninsula, Rhinolophus luctus morio, is elevated to species rank, Rhinolophus morio.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: R. luctoides; R. morio; R. trifoliatus; Y-autosome translocation; Synaptonemal complex; Baculum; Echolocation frequency; FISH; mtDNA
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 02:29
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 04:32
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/19490

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