Observations on the Distribution and Ecology of Bats in Uganda

  • R Kityo Zoology Department, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
  • JC Kerbis Division of Mammals, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA


Bat community patterns in Uganda are examined in relation to their occurrence in the different vegetation zones of the country. The data available so far cover only three of the country's floristic regions. These data suggest that the northern drier region U1 has more microchiropteran bats and that species diversity of megachiropteran bats tends to increase in the more forested western U2 and southern U4 regions. Species accounts in the appendix largely summarise the known information, they reveal that much more work is required to fully document the bats of Uganda.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 85 (1&2) 1996: pp. 49-63

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