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1 December 2004 A New Species of Chaerephon (Molossidae) from Madagascar with Notes on Other Members of the Family
Steven M. Goodman, Scott G. Cardiff
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We describe a species of Chaerephon (Molossidae) new to science from western Madagascar. This bat differs from the other two Chaerephon occurring on the island and from comparably sized African and Asian Chaerephon based on measurements, pelage and wing coloration, and cranial and dental characters. Chaerephon sp. nov. occurs at three sites in the drier western portion of the island. We also provide some natural history and distributional information on other Malagasy members of this family.



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Steven M. Goodman and Scott G. Cardiff "A New Species of Chaerephon (Molossidae) from Madagascar with Notes on Other Members of the Family," Acta Chiropterologica 6(2), 227-248, (1 December 2004).
Received: 27 October 2003; Accepted: 1 April 2004; Published: 1 December 2004

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