A small number of bats obtained from Cambodia comprises two species new to
the fauna of this country: Megaderma lyra and Rhinolophus malayanaus. The o
ccurrence of Rousettus amplexicaudatus, previously only generally known fro
m Cambodia, is confirmed.
Taphozous melanopogon, Hipposideros armiger, and Tadarida (Chaerephon) plic
ata previously recorded for Cambodia are confirmed and their distribution i
n this country is detailed. A critical checklist of Cambodian Chiroptera re
corded until present admits 30 species of seven families: Pteropodidae (10
species), Emballonuridae (3 species), Megadermatidae (2 species), Rhinoloph
idae (3 species), Hipposideridae (3 species), Vespertilionidae (7 species),
and Molossidae (1 species). Six species recorded for Cambodia are rejected
, because their collecting localities are not within the country, or their
identity is doubtful: Pteropus vampyrus, P. giganteus, Cynopterus horsfield
i, Rhinolophus rouxii, Hipposideros bicolor, and Pipistrellus macropus.