Re-sighting record of Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus Gray, 1838 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

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Sumit Dookia
Gajendra Singh
Rajlakshmi Mishra


Here we report re-sighting records of the Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus after a gap of almost four decades (37 years), from Rajasthan, India, on the basis of two male specimens collected from a cave dwelling colony of about 20 individuals from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.  This species has been once reported in 1979 from a man-made tunnel in Mandore Garden in Jodhpur and later the same sighting information was re-quoted by several researchers.  The present sighting from a new locality and the voucher specimen confirms the re-sighting of this species after a long gap.


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Sumit Dookia, Assistant Professor University School of Environment Management GGS Indraprastha University, Sec. 16-C Dwarka, New Delhi-110078

Working as Assistant Professor in University School of Environment Management, GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi. Field of working is Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology.

Gajendra Singh, Research Scholar

Doing PhD on Bats of Thar Desert of Rajasthan

Rajlakshmi Mishra, Environment Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16-C, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078, India

Doing PhD on Bats of Delhi on Urban context.


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