The use of molecular and morphological characters to resolve the taxonomic identity of cryptic species: the case of Miniopterus manavi (Chiroptera, Miniopteridae)
Steven M Goodman, Claudette P Maminirina, Nicole Weyeneth, Helen M Bradman, Les Christidis, Manuel Ruedi, Belinda Appleton
Zoologica Scripta: an international journal of systematic zoology | WILEY | Published : 2009
On Madagascar, authors are grateful to the Direction des Eaux et Forets and Association National pour la Gestion des Aires Protegees for issuing permits to collect specimens, and Professor O. Ramilijaona and Dr D. Rakotondravony for help with numerous administrative details. In the Comoros, authors are grateful to Yahaya Ibrahim of the Centre National de Documentation et de Recherche Scientifique, Grande Comore, and Ishaka Said of Action Comores, Anjouan, for their aid with fieldwork and numerous administrative aspects. For access to specimen material under their care we are indebted to P. Bates, Harrison Zoological Museum, Sevenoaks; J.-M. Pons, Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; J. Chupasko, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; B. Herzig, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna; P. D. Jenkins, The Natural History Museum, London; M. Carleton and L. Gordon, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; and D. Rakotondravony, Departement de Biologie Animale, Universite d'Antananarivo, Antananarivo. For help in preparing figures we are grateful to M. E. Foldenauer, Rebecca Kramer, J. Weinstein and L. Wilme, as well as M. Tuttle for allowing us to reproduce one of his photos. We acknowledge Scott G. Cardiff, Julie Ranivo, Fanja Ratrimomanarivo, and H. Vola Razakarivony for their aid with fieldwork and specimen collection. Conservation International (CABS), John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Geographic Society (6637-99 and 7402-03), the Volkswagen Foundation, and the City of Geneva have generously supported field research associated with this article. A portion of the molecular study associated with this project was funded by Biodiversity Conservation Madagascar (BCM), through the generosity of O. Griffiths, and through the University of Melbourne Collaborative Grants Scheme.