publication . Article . 2014

Species and acoustic diversity of bats in a palaeotropical wet evergreen forest in southern India

Raghuram, H; Jain, M; Balakrishnan, R;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES
Abstract
The Western Ghats of India is among the top 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world. About 43% of the reported 117 bat species in India are found in this region, but few quantitative studies of bat echolocation calls and diversity have been carried out here thus far. A quantitative study of bat diversity was therefore conducted using standard techniques, including mist-netting, acoustical and roost surveys in the wet evergreen forests of Kudremukh National Park in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. A total of 106 bats were caught over 108 sampling nights, representing 17 species, 3 belonging to Megachiroptera and 14 to Microchiroptera. Acoustical and roost surveys ad...
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