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Species Diversity and Threatened Status of Cave-dwelling Bats in Mianyang, Sichuan
Author of the article:SHI Hong-yan1, LIU Hao1, WU Yi2, LIU Zhi-gang3
Author's Workplace:(1. The North-west Sichuan Educational Center of Giant Panda Protection, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang, Sichuan Province 621000; 2. Biology Department, Guangzhou University; 3. Jiangyou Experimental High School)
Key Words:cave-dwelling; bat; species diversity; threatened status
Abstract:An investigation of cave-dwelling bats was conducted in Mianyang, Sichuan Province from 1999 to 2005. A total of 14 species belonging to 5 genera, 4 families were found, which was 31.8% of all known species in Sichuan, and 11.7% of the total in China. Among the species, Rickett’s big footed bat (Myotis ricketti) is endemic to China. Large mouse-eared bat (Myotis chinensis) is listed in China Species Red List as a vulnerable species (VU). Five other species, such as great evening bat (Ia io), are listed as near threatened (NT) species. Many caves have been exploited or are being exploited for tourism, which is a great threat to the survival of cave-dwelling bats. The authors think that something sust be done to protect the bats roosting in these caves, and more information about bat conservation should be publicized.
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