Publication
Title
Preliminary inventory of bats (mammalia, chiroptera) in three protected areas of the democratic republic of the congo
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Abstract
As part of biodiversity monitoring in the Kisangani Forest Region, a survey of bats was conducted in three protected areas, specifically Lomami, Yangambi and Epulu. In this pilot study, a total of 201 specimens were collected using Japanese nets of different lengths (6, 9 and 12 m long) and a height of 2 m with a mesh size of 2 x 2 cm to capture bats. Captured specimens were identified using determination keys appropriate for the study area. The results of inventories in the three sites revealed that 201 specimens of captured bats belong to 2 sub-orders, 4 families, 9 genera and 12 species. The most abundant species were Epomops franqueti, Megaloglossus woermannii and Myotis bocagii. The following species, Epomops franqueti, Megaloglossus woermanii, Casinycteris argynnis, and Hipposideros caffer were found at all three sites. Based on the Shannon Index, it was observed that the Lomami site has a higher specific diversity than the two other areas (Yangambi and Epulu) 1.74 against 1.51 and 1.42 respectively.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nature Conservation Research: Zapovednaâ Nauka. - [S.l.]
Publication
[S.l.] : Fund for Support and Development of Protected Areas , 2018
ISSN
2500-008X
Volume/pages
3 :1 (2018) , p. 92-96
ISI
000430593300008
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Last edited 23.09.2021
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