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Divergent echolocation call frequencies in insular rhinolophids (Chiroptera): a case of character displacement?
- D. Russo, M. Mucedda, Monica Iris Reyes Bello, S. Biscardi, E. Pidinchedda, Gareth Jones
- 1 December 2007
The hypothesis that insular populations should exhibit acoustic divergence is tested and this should be revealed by comparing call frequencies with those observed in mainland, allopatric populations of conspecifics.
Integrated Operational Taxonomic Units (IOTUs) in Echolocating Bats: A Bridge between Molecular and Traditional Taxonomy
From a systematic point of view, IOTUs are more informative than the general concept of OTUs and the more recent MOTUs and have the potential to fill the gaps between modern and traditional taxonomy.
Influence of age, sex and body size on echolocation calls of Mediterranean and Mehely’s horseshoe bats, Rhinolophus euryale and R. mehelyi (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae)
Le frequence d'energie maximale des signaux d'echolocation emis par des exemplaires tenus en main (frequence de repos, RF) de 48 Rhinolophus euryale and de 58 R. mehelyi opere respectivement a partir des populations sardes et d'Italie meridionale.
A New Species of Long-Eared Bat (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from Sardinia (Italy)
The new species is clearly distinguishable from other European Plecotus species by its mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene as well as by a unique combination of morphological characters such as brownish colour of dorsal pelage, a relatively large thumb and thumb claw, an almost cylindrical form of the penis and the characteristic shape of the baculum.
On the Presence of Pipistrelle Bats (Pipistrellus and Hypsugo; Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Sardinia
The results highlight the importance of Sardinia as a major Mediterranean hotspot for bat biodiversity, as the island harbours a pipistrelle diversity that is higher than that on any other Mediterranean island.
Taxonomy, skull diversity and evolution in a species complex of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae): a geometric morphometric appraisal
These morphometrics results suggest that M. myotis and M. punicus share shape characteristics in the rostrum and in the posterior part of the skull that differ from M. blythii, and therefore support species rank for all three major groups.
Genetic isolation of insular populations of the Maghrebian bat, Myotis punicus, in the Mediterranean Basin
- François Biollaz, Nadia Bruyndonckx, G. Beuneux, M. Mucedda, J. Goudet, P. Christe
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 August 2010
The population genetic structure of the Maghrebian bat is investigated between the mainland and islands to assess the island colonization pattern and current gene flow between nearby islands and within the mainland.
Decoding Last Interglacial sea-level variations in the Western Mediterranean using speleothem encrustations from coastal caves in Mallorca and Sardinia: A field data - model comparison
Sea level change at Capo Caccia (NW Sardinia) and Mallorca (Balearic Islands) during oxygen isotope substage 5e, based on Th/U datings of phreatic overgrowths on speleothems
- P. Tuccimei, J. Fornós, A. Ginés, J. Ginés, F. Gràcia, M. Mucedda
- Environmental Science, Geography
Along the coasts of the Western Mediterranean, on the eastern part of Mallorca (Balearic Archipelago, Spain) and in Capo Caccia area (north-western coast of Sardinia, Italy), several coastal caves…
Molecular identification of Betacoronavirus in bats from Sardinia (Italy): first detection and phylogeny
The identification and molecular characterization of a bat β-Coronavirus is reported, detected during a viral survey carried out on different bat species in the island of Sardinia (Italy), and the need for continued surveillance of bat CoV circulating in Sardinian bats is pointed to.