A report on chiropterological investigations in some major caves of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong – 793003




Cave, Chiroptera, Conservation, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya


An investigation was conducted to determine the diversity and abundance of bat fauna in some of the major caves of east Jaintia hills district of Meghalaya. A total of 11 bat species of 04 families were recorded from the surveyed caves. A few of the caves were found to be devoid of any discernable bat population while another few still harbour a significant populations of several bat species and thus could be priority areas for future conservation initiatives.


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Saikia, U. (2018). A report on chiropterological investigations in some major caves of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(4), 405–412. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v118/i4/2018/123281





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