Recent Surveys of Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from China II. Pteropodidae

  title={Recent Surveys of Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from China II. Pteropodidae},
  author={Jinshuo Zhang and Gareth Jones and Li-biao Zhang and Guang-jian Zhu and Shu-yi Zhang},
We review the distribution and conservation status of Old World fruit bats (Pteropodidae) in tropical and subtropical China. Our results are based on a series of surveys conducted between 1999 and 2008 by Chinese researchers and international collaborators, spanning almost the entire range of pteropodids within China over nine provinces. Additionally we provide new information on morphometrics and notes on ecology. We also review earlier Chinese literature on fruit bats because much of this has… 

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A single large segment of that encyclopedic work-the section on Chiroptera, or bats- is available in paperback as a separate volume, making a significant portion of that work accessible to a new audience.