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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 26, No. 6, 2005, pp. 645-651
Bioline Code: zr05065
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 26, No. 6, 2005, pp. 645-651

 en Morphometric Characteristics of Three Subspecies of Rhinolophus affinis check for this species in other resources in China
ZHOU Zhao-min, XU Wei-xia, WU Yi, LI Yu-chun, HU Jin-chu

Abstract

The isolation of Rhinolophus affinis check for this species in other resources from Guangdong and Hainan near the Qiongzhou Strait, and the differences in climate and landscape between the South of China and Sichuan Province, prompted our study of morphological divergence. We obtained data on 23 external characteristics and 22 skull characteristics, and the data of 12 external characteristics and 22 skull characteristics was analyzed with SPSS12.0. Principal components and discriminant analyses revealed there were distinct differences both in the external morphological measurements and in the skull measurements among Rhinolophus affinis in Sichuan, Guangdong and Hainan Province. These data suggest that there are three subspecies of Rhinolophus affinis, I.e, R. a. himalayanus check for this species in other resources Anderson, 1905, R. a. macrurus check for this species in other resources Anderson, 1905 and R. a. hainanus check for this species in other resources J Allen, 1906.

Keywords
Rhinolophus affinis, Subspecies, Morphometrics

 
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