Stoliczka's Trident Bat (Aselliscus stoliczkanus)
T: 30-40; FA: 39-44; E: 10-14; HF: 9-9.5.
This bat as 2 colour phases, Grey or brownish grey , with bright yellow or red. I guess if more specimens were found there would be a wider variation than this.. The coat is long, with individual hairs white at the base, coloured only at the tips. The outer margins of the anterior leaf is divided into 3 points, the middle one separated from those on the side by deep grooves. There are 2 accessory lateral leaflets margining the horse shoe. Neither sex as a frontal sac. The skull as a low brain case, deep rostrum, and sagittal crest greatly developed in the interorbital area. there is no postorbital process. The first premolar is within the tooth row.
This species occurs from Myanmar (Struebig et al. 2005) and
southern China (Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou) (Smith et al. 2008), south to the
China; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
It is locally common in limestone areas.
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat and Ecology:
The species occurs in limestone areas and is known to roost in
caves (C. Francis and P. Bates pers. comm.). The species is not dependent on
primary habitat and can survive in degraded areas and extends into agricultural
zones and shares roosts with other species (P. Bates pers. comm.). A colony in
Thailand roosted in loose association in limestone caves, with
individuals at least 30 cm from one another. Reproductively active females have
been collected in May and June in Lao PDR and Vietnam.
The species is vulnerable to disturbance of cave roosts
by tourism and also the destruction of caves through limestone extraction (P.
Bates pers. comm.).
The species occurs in a number of protected areas in Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam