New records of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Assam, northeastern India with a distribution list of bat fauna of the state

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Ananda Ram Boro
Prasanta Kumar Saikia
Uttam Saikia


Specimen based records of two vespertilionid bats namely Pipistrellus ceylonicus and Tylonycteris fulvida are provided for the first time from the state of Assam in northeastern India.  Based on review of existing literature and examinations of museum specimens, we also furnish a checklist of the bat fauna of Assam with distribution, which includes 32 species in 17 genera.


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Ananda Ram Boro, Department of Zoology, Pandu College, Pandu Port Road, Maligaon, Guwahati, Assam 781012, India

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Prasanta Kumar Saikia, Department of Zoology, Guahati University, Jalukbari, Guwahati, Assam 781014, India


Uttam Saikia, Zoological Survey of India, North Eastern Regional Centre, Risa Colony, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India



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