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Wen-Hua Yu, Gabor Csorba, Zheng-Lan-Yi Huang, Yan-Nan Li, Shuo Liu, Rui-Chang Quan, Qiao-Yan Wang, Hong-Yan Shi, Yi Wu, Song Li. First record of disk-footed bat Eudiscopus denticulus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from China and resolution of phylogenetic position of the genus. Zoological Research, 2021, 42(1): 94-99. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.224
Citation: Wen-Hua Yu, Gabor Csorba, Zheng-Lan-Yi Huang, Yan-Nan Li, Shuo Liu, Rui-Chang Quan, Qiao-Yan Wang, Hong-Yan Shi, Yi Wu, Song Li. First record of disk-footed bat Eudiscopus denticulus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from China and resolution of phylogenetic position of the genus. Zoological Research, 2021, 42(1): 94-99. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.224

First record of disk-footed bat Eudiscopus denticulus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) from China and resolution of phylogenetic position of the genus

doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.224
Funds:  This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31970394, 31670381, 31672258), Guangzhou University’s 2017 Training Program for Young High-Achieving Personnel (BJ201707), Science-Technology Basic Condition Platform from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (2005DKA21402), Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund (Biodiversity Monitoring and Network Construction Along Lancang-Mekong River Basin Project), and Biodiversity Investigation in Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve, Biodiversity Investigation, Observation, and Assessment Program (2019-2023) of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (8-2-3-4-5), Scientific Research Foundation of the Education Department of Sichuan Province, China (11ZA164), and Research Foundation of Mianyang Teachers’ College (MYHQ2016A01). Gabor Csorba received support from the National Research, Development, and Innovation Fund of Hungary (NKFIH KH130360) and SYNTHESYS Project, which is financed by the European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 “Capacities” Program
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail: wuyizhouq@263.netlis@mail.kiz.ac.cn
  • Received Date: 2020-08-07
  • Accepted Date: 2020-12-15
  • Available Online: 2020-12-18
  • Publish Date: 2021-01-18
  • The disk-footed bat Eudiscopus denticulus (Osgood, 1932) is a rare species in Southeast Asia. During two chiropteran surveys in the summer of 1981 and 2019, eight and three small Myotis-like bats with distinct disk-like hindfeet were collected from Yunnan Province, China, respectively. External, craniodental, and phylogenetic evidence confirmed these specimens as E. denticulus, representing a new genus in China. The complete mitochondrial genome consistently showed robust support for E. denticulus as a basal lineage within Myotinae. The coding patterns and characteristics of its mitochondrial genome were similar to that of other published genomes from Myotis. The echolocation signals of the newly collected individuals were analyzed. The potential distribution range of Eudiscopus in Southeast Asia inferred using the MaxEnt model indicated its potential occurrence along the southern border region of Yunnan, China.
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