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Morphometric and phylogenetic analysis of miniopterus fuliginosus (Schreibersii) captured from fata regions, Pakistan

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Iftikhar Hussain, Mohammad Salim, Sardar Azhar Mehmood

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 5), 341-350, November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.5.341-350


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The present study was conducted to explore the bats of Khyber and Bajur Agencies, Pakistan. During the present study 6 specimen of short-nosed fruit bat Minopterus fuliginosus were collected through the mist nets from June 2014 to October 2016. They were identified on the basis of morphological and cranial measurements. Cranial features and morphometry of the captured specimens were matched with the literature. Arms and cranial morphometric is one of the distinct features for identification, while Minopterus fuliginosus is reported for the first time from the current study area. Phylogenetic relationships of said species with inter and intra specific divergence on the bases of COI gene sequences were also described.


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Morphometric and phylogenetic analysis of miniopterus fuliginosus (Schreibersii) captured from fata regions, Pakistan

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