• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
A NEW SPECIES OF BAT IN PORTUGAL
Discovery of a new species of bat for Portugal by CIBIO-InBIO researchers is featured in a variety of media.
 

In an article recently published by Biodiversity Data Journal, CIBIO-InBIO researchers present the InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: Portuguese Bats (Chiroptera) and unveil the first record of Myotis alcathoe for Portugal.

 

The presence of this bat species was genetically confirmed through the sequencing of a tissue sample collected in 2005 in the Peneda Gerês National Park, a protected area located in north-western Portugal. This individual had been identified in the field as M. mystacinus, a cryptic species of M. alcathoe, thus demonstrating the difficulty in distinguishing these species, based on external morphological characters alone.

 

This study was conducted within the scope of the EnvMetaGen CIBIO-InBIO project as part of the InBIO Barcode Initiative and provides a clear example of how the DNA barcoding of collections may unveil unexpected results and reveal hidden diversity.

 

To see some examples of the news please click on the links below:

 

Descoberta uma nova espécie de morcego em Portugal” | Público| July 30, 2020
Descoberta nova espécie de morcego em Portugal” | Jornal de Notícias | July 30, 2020
Investigadores da Universidade do Porto descobrem nova espécie de morcego em Portugal” | Observador | July 30, 2020
Descoberta uma nova espécie de morcego em Portugal” | TVI24 | July 30, 2020
Investigadores do Porto descobrem nova espécie de morcego em Portugal” | Diário de Notícias | July 30, 2020
Investigadores da U.Porto descobrem nova espécie de morcego em Portugal” | Visão | July 30, 2020
Descoberta nova espécie de morcego em Portugal | Rádio Renascença | July 30, 2020
Investigadores do CIBIO-InBIO descobrem nova espécie de morcego em Portugal | Notícias UP | July 30, 2020


To read the national press release for this study, please click here.

 

To access the original article, please click here.

 
Posted in 2020-08-03