Three short field surveys were conducted in the Phia Oac-Phia Den Nature Reserve to assess the species diversity and endemism of local bat fauna. In combination with data from a previous study, 24 bat species of 5 families, representing > 20% of the national bat diversity, were recorded in the study area. The occurrence of several bat species restricted to montane forests, that is, Murina chrysochaetes, Pipistrellus coromandra, and a potentially new species Rhinolophus cf. macrotis, suggests that Phia Oac is an important area for bat conservation in Vietnam and thus more comprehensive studies need to be performed.
Tu, V. T., Estók, P., Csorba, G., Son, N. T., Thanh, H. T., Tuan, L. Q., & Görföl, T. (2016). Recent remarkable records reveal that Phia Oac-Phia Den Nature Reserve is a priority area for bat conservation in Northern Vietnam. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 9(3), 312–322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2016.04.007