The Bats of Asia


    BIOLOGISTS have, during the last few years, learnt with interest many of the valuable facts brought forward by Mr. Dobson, of Netley, with reference to the anatomy and classification of the bats of Asia, The author tells us in the work under notice, which is the summary of the results of his investigation, that he was led to the special study of the Chiroptera from a desire to write a descriptive catalogue of the species of bats preserved in the Indian Museum at Calcutta. Finding, however, that but few species were not therein contained, the author, much to the advantage of his fellow-zoologists, determined to incorporate an account of all the Asiatic forms, the result being that he has presented us with a complete Monograph of the Asiatic Chiroptera.

    Monograph of the Asiatic Chiroptera.

    By G. E. Dobson (Printed by order of the Trustees of the Indian Museum, 1876.)

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    The Bats of Asia . Nature 14, 472–473 (1876).

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