Abstract

[This is the second of two reprints (1994 and 1999) of the 1992 Australian Museum publication] Species keys using external characters are given for the 33 microchiropteran bat species recorded from south-eastern Australia, except for the five species of the taxonomically chaotic genus Mormopterus, and female Eptesicus. The key is designed for use by non-specialists. Identification criteria, synonyms and broad distributional limits are summarised in individual species accounts. Substantial taxonomic uncertainty affects two thirds of the species in south-eastern Australia. Field identification of a significant proportion of species remains problematical because reliable external, diagnostic characters are not known. Consequently, easy or accurate field identification is not possible for many species. The need to retain voucher specimens to confirm identifications is emphasised.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Parnaby, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. 8: 1–33
Author
Harry Parnaby
Year
1999
Title
An interim guide to identification of insectivorous bats of south-eastern Australia
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum
Volume
8
Start Page
1
End Page
33
DOI
10.3853/j.1031-8062.8.1999.1528
Language
English
Plates
second reprint
Date Published
22 September 1999
Cover Date
22 September 1999
ISSN
1031-8062
CODEN
TRAMEU
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MAMMALIA: CHIROPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
18 June 2009
Reference Number
1528
Comments
second reprint
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