Patterns of morphological and genetic variation in the endemic Malagasy bat Miniopterus gleni (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae), with the description of a new species, M-griffithsi
SM Goodman, CP Maminirina, HM Bradman, L Christidis, BR Appleton
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research | WILEY | Published : 2010
Awarded by National Geographic Society
We are grateful to the Malagasy authorities at the Direction des Eaux et Forets and Association National pour la Gestion des Aires Protegees for issuing permits to collect specimens, as well as Dr D. Rakotondravony and Prof O. Ramilijaona of the Departement de Biologie Animale, Universite d'Antananarivo, for assistance with administrative details. For access to specimen material under their care we are indebted to curators at the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; The Natural History Museum, London; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; and National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. Recent specimens used in this study were in part collected by Scott G. Cardiff, Eddy N. Rakotonandrasana, Fanja Ratrimomanarivo, H. Vola Razakarivony, Manuel Ruedi, and Nicole Weyeneth. For preparing figures, we are grateful to Rebecca Kramer, John Weinstein, and Lucienne Wilme. Field research has been generously supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Geographic Society (6637-99 and 7402-03), and the Volkswagen Foundation. A portion of the molecular study associated with this project was funded by Biodiversity Conservation Madagascar (BCM), through the generosity of Owen Griffiths, and the University of Melbourne Collaborative Grants Scheme. For comments on an earlier version of this paper we are grateful to Ara Monadjem.