‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

2005 –present (67 publications)


Soisook, P., A. Prajakjitr, S. Karapan, C. M. Francis and P. J. J. Bates. 2015. A new genus and species of false vampire (Chiroptera: Megadermatidae) from peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa, 3931 (4), 528-550. [PDF available]



Aul, B., P.J.J. Bates, D.L. Harrison, & G. Marimuthu. 2014. Diversity, distribution and status of bats in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Oryx, 48(2): 204-212. [pdf available]

Douangboubpha, B., V. Xayaphet, D. Sanamxay, N.M. Thomas, S. Bumrungsri, and P.J.J. Bates. 2014. First confirmed records of Taphozous longimanus and Myotis annamiticus (Chiroptera) from Lao PDR. Tropical Natural History 14(1): 27-34. [pdf available]



Chheang, S., P.J.J. Bates, K. Boughey, G. Csorba, B. Hayes, S. Ith, A. Mould, S. Phauk, and N.M. Furey. 2013. Further new country records of four bat species (Chiroptera) from Cambodia and a call for information. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2013(2): 73-82. [pdf available]

Davies, K.T.J., P. J. J. Bates, I. Maryanto, J. A. Cotton, S. J. Rossiter. 2013. The evolution of bat vestibular systems in the face of potential antagonistic selection pressures for flight and echolocation. Plosone, 8(4): 1-13. [PDF available]

Furey, N.M., S. Phauk, S. Phen, S. Chheang, S. Ith, PJ.J. Bates, G. Csorba. 2012. New country records for five bat species (Chiroptera) from Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2012 (2) 141-149. [pdf available]

Mao, X., V.D. Thong, P.J.J. Bates, G. Jones, S. Zhang, and S. Rossiter. 2013. Multiple cases of asymmetric introgression among horseshoe bats by phylogenetic conflicts across loci. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110: 346-361. [PDF available]

Pearch, M.J., S. Bumrungsri, J-L. Schwenniger, D.J. Ward and D. L. Harrison. 2013. Cainozoic small mammal fauna of Thailand with new records (Chiroptera; Scandentia; Eulipotyphla) from the late Pleistocene. Cainozoic Research, 10(1-2): 59-98. [PDF available]

Sanamxay, D., B. Douangboubpha, S. Bumrungsri, S. Xayavong, V. Xayaphet, C. Satasook, and P.J.J. Bates. 2013. Rediscovery of Biswamoyopterus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae: Pteromyini) in Asia, with the description of a new species from Lao PDR. Zootaxa. 3686: 471–481. [PDF available]

Soisook, P., S. Karapan, C. Satasook, V. D. Thong, F. A. A. Khan, I. Maryanto, G. Csorba, N. Furey, B. Aul and  P. J. J. Bates. A review of the Murina cyclotis complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) with descriptions of a new species and subspecies. Acta Chiropterologica, 15(2): 271-292. [PDF available]

Soisook, P., S. Karapan, C. Satasook and P. J. J. Bates. 2013. A new species of Murina (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa, 3746: 567-579. [PDF available]

Thomas, N. M., J. W. Duckworth, B. Douangboubpha, M. William and C. M. Francis. 2013. A checklist of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Lao PDR. Acta Chiropterologica, 15(1): 193-260. [PDF available]


Bates, P. J. J.  Bats.  Pp. 68-93. In: Johnsingh, A. J. T. & N. Manjrekar [Eds.].  2012.  The Mammals of South Asia, Volume 1.  Universities Press (India) Private Limited.  614 + lxviii pp.

Douangboubpha, B., D. Sanamxay, V. Xayaphet, S. Bumrungsri, and P.J.J. Bates. 2012. First record of Sphaerias blanfordi (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Lao PDR. Tropical Natural History, 12(1): 117-122. [PDF available]

Harrison, D. L., P. J. J. Bates, M. Pearch, D. Ward, and C. Michaels.  2012.  New additions to the late middle Eocene mammal fauna of Creechbarrow, Dorset, southern England.  Cainozoic Research, 9(1): 65-85.

Hughes, A.C., C. Satasook, P.J.J. Bates, P. Soisook, T. Sritongchuay, G. Jones, and S. Bumrungsri. 2011. Using echolocation calls to identify Thai bat species: Vespertilionidae, Emballonuridae, Nycteridae and Megadermatidae. Acta Chiropterologica, 13(2): 447-455. [PDF available]

Hughes, A.C., C. Satasook, P.J.J. Bates, S. Bumrungsri, and G. Jones. 2012. The projected effects of climatic and vegetation changes on the distribution and diversity of Southeast Asian bats. Global Change Biology (2012), doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02641.x [PDF available]

Ith, S., G. Csorba, P.J.J. Bates, N.M. Furey. 2011. Confirmation of seven bat species for Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2011(2): 93-103. [PDF available]

Renner, S., S. Baur, A. Possler, J. Winkler, E. K. V. Kalko, P. J. J. Bates, and M.A.R. Mello.  2012.  Food preferences of winter bird communities in different forest typesPLOS ONE, 7(12): e53121. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053121. [PDF available]

Thapa, S., P. Subedi, N. B. Singh, and M. J. Pearch.  2012.  The first record of Scotozous dormeri Dobson, 1875 from Nepal with new locality records of Pipistrellus coromandra (Gray, 1838) and P. tenuis (Temminck, 1840) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae).  Journal of Threatened Taxa, 4(4): 2481–2489.

Thong, V. D., C. Dietz, A. Denzinger, P. J. J. Bates, S. Puechmaille, C. Callou, and H.-U. Schnitzler.  2012. Resolving a mammal mystery: the identity of Paracoelops megalotis (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Zootaxa, 3505: 75-85

Thong, V.D., S.J. Puechmaille, A. Denzinger, C. Dietz, G. Csorba, P.J.J. Bates, E.C. Teeling, and H-U. Schnitzler. 2012. A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Vietnam. Journal of Mammalogy, 93(1): 1-11. [PDF available]

Vörös, J., C. Satasook, P. Bates, and S. Wangkulangkul.  2012.  First record of the amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Thailand.  Herpetology Notes, 5: 519-521.

Bates, P.J.J. 2011. More Than Tigers—A Field Guide to India’s Rich Diversity of Mammals. Review of Mammals of India. By Vivek Menon. New Jersey: Princeton University Press (publisher in USA and Canada). Journal of Mammalian Evolution, DOI 10.1007/s10914-011-9163-0. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, P. Soisook, Si Si Hla Bu, B. Aul, D.L. Harrison, M. Pearch, N.M. Thomas, and P.J.J. Bates. 2011. A new species of small Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Myanmar and a revaluation of the taxon H. nicobarulae Miller, 1902 from the Nicobar Islands. Acta Chiropterologica, 13(1): 61-78. [PDF available]

Hughes, A. C. , C. Satasook, P. J. J. Bates, S. Bumrungsri, and Gareth Jones. 2011. Explaining the causes of the zoogeographic transition around the Isthmus of Kra: using bats as a case study. Journal of Biogeography, 2011: 1-11.

Ith, S., P. Soisook, S. Bumrungsri, T. Kingston, S.J. Puechmaille, M.J. Struebig, Si Si Hla Bu, V.D. Thong, N.M. Furey, N.M. Thomas, and P.J.J. Bates. 2011. A taxonomic review of Rhinolophophus coelophyllus Peters 1867 and R. shameli Tate 1943 (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in continental Southeast Asia. Acta Chiropterologica, 13(1): 41-59. [PDF available]

Kingsada, P., B. Douangboubpha, S. Ith, N. Furey, P. Soisook, S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, V.D. Thong, G. Csorba, D. Harrison, M. Pearch, P. Bates, N. Thomas. 2011. A checklist of bats from Cambodia, including the first record of the intermediate horseshoe bat Rhinolophus affinis (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae), with additional information from Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2011(1): 49-59. [PDF available]

Parfitt, S.A. and D. L. Harrison. 2011. New material of the shrew Macroneomys Fejfar, 1966 (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae) from the British early Middle Pleistocene, with comments on its palaeobiology and European range. Acta zoologica cracoviensia, 54A(1-2): 31-37. [PDF available]

Pearch, M.J. 2011. A review of the biological diversity and distribution of small mammal taxa in the terrestrial ecoregions and protected areas of Nepal. Zootaxa, 3072: 1-286. [PDF available]

Phommexay, P., C. Satasook, P. Bates, M. Pearch, S. Bumrungsri. 2011. The impact of rubber plantations on the diversity and activity of understorey insectivorous bats in southern Thailand. Biodiversity Conservation, 20:1441–1456. [PDF available]

Puechmaille, S., M. Ar Gouilh, P. Piyapan, M. Yokubol, Khin Mie Mie, P.J. Bates, C. Satasook, Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, I. J. Mackie, E. J. Petit and E. C. Teeling. The evolution of sensory divergence in the context of limited gene flow in the bumblebee bat. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1582. [PDF available]

Thapa, S.B., M.J. Pearch, and G. Csorba. 2011. The second locality record of Taphozous longimanus Hardwicke, 1825 (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) from Nepal. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 107(3): 241-244. [PDF available]

Thong, V.D., C. Dietz, A. Denzinger, P.J.J. Bates, N.M. Furey, G. Csorba, G. Hoye, L.D. Thuy, and H.-U. Schnitzler. 2011. Further records of Murina tiensa from Vietnam with first Information on its echolocation calls. Hystrix – Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 22(1): 129-138. [PDF available]

Thong, V.D., S.J. Puechmaille, A. Denzinger, P.J.J. Bates, C. Dietz, G. Csorba, P. Soisook, E.C. Teeling, S. Matsumura, N.M. Furey and H-U. Schnitzler. 2012. Systematics of the Hipposideros turpis complex and a description of a new subspecies from Vietnam. Mammal Review, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2907.2011.00202.x [PDF available]


Bates, P.J.J. Taxonomy and conservation go hand in hand (editorial). Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2010(2): 83-85. [PDF available]

Bates, P.J.J. A tropical discussion. Public Service Review, UK Science and Technology, 1: 115. [PDF available]

Bates, P.J.J. The science of understanding and describing the diversity of nature. Public Service Review, UK Science and Technology, 1: 116. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, P. Soisook, S.W. Murray, S.J. Puechmaille, C. Satasook, D.L. Harrison, and P.J.J. Bates. A taxonomic review of Hipposideros halophyllus, with additional information on H. ater and H. cineraceus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thailand and Myanmar. Acta Chiropterologica, 12(1): 29–50. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, P. Soisook, C. Satasook, N. M. Thomas, and P.J.J. Bates. A taxonomic review of the Hipposideros bicolor species complex and H. pomona
(Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 12(2): 415-438. [PDF available]

Harrison, D.L. and J.J. Hooker. Late Middle Eocene bats from the Creechbarrow Limestone Formation, Dorset, southern England with description of a new species of Archaeonycteris
(Chiroptera: Archaeonycteridae). Acta Chiropterologica, 12(2): 311-327. [PDF available]

Hughes, A. C., C. Satasook, P.J.J. Bates, P. Soisook, T. Sritongchuay, G. Jones, and S. Bumrungsri. 2010. Echolocation call analysis and presence-only modelling as conservation monitoring tools for rhinolophoid bats in Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 12(2): 311-327. [PDF available]

Soisook, P., P. Niyomwan, M. Srikrachang, T. Srithongchuay, and P.J.J. Bates. Discovery of Rhinolophus beddomei (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Thailand with a brief comparison to other related taxa. Tropical Natural History 10(1): 67-79. [PDF available]


Furey, N.M., V.D. Thong, P.J.J. Bates, P.J.J., and G. Csorba. 2009. Description of a new species belonging to the Murinasuilla-group’ (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Murininae) from north Vietnam. Acta Chiropterologica, 11(2): 225-236. [PDF available]

Harrison, D. L. 2009. A new genus of paroxyclaenid (Mammalia: Condylarthra: Paroxyclaenidae: Paravulpavoides) from the Upper Middle Eocene of Creechbarrow, Dorset, S. England. Cainozoic Research. 6(1-2): 25-35. [PDF available]

Puechmaille, P. Soisook, S.J., M. Yokubol, P. Piyapan, M.A. Gouilh, Khin Mie Mie, Khin Khin Kyaw, I. Mackie, S. Bumrungsri, A. Dejtaradol, Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, C. Satasook, P.J. Bates, and E.C. Teeling. 2009. Population size, distribution, threats and conservation status of two endangered bat species Craseonycteris thonglongyai and Hipposideros turpis. Endangered Species Research, doi. 10.3354/ esr00157. [PDF available]


Hooker J. J. and D. L. Harrison. 2008. A new clade of Omomyid primates from the European Paleogene. Journal of vertebrate Palaeontology28 (3): 826-840. [PDF available]

Lamb, J.M., T.M.C. Ralph, S.M. Goodman, W. Bogdanowicz, J. Fahr, M. Gajewska, P.J.J. Bates, J. Eger, P. Benda and P.J. Taylor. 2008. Phylogeography and predicted distribution of African-Arabian and Malagasy populations of giant mastiff bats, Otomops spp. (Chiroptera: Molossidae). Acta Chiropterologica, 10(1): 21-40. [PDF available]

Puechmaille, S.J., P. Piyapan, M. Yokubol, M.A. Gouilh, Khin Mie Mie, P.J. Bates, C. Satasook, Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, I. Mackie, and E.C. Teeling. 2008. Characterisation and multiplex genotyping of 16 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered bumble-bee bat, Craseonycteris thonglongyai (Chiroptera: Craseonycteridae). Conservation Genetics, doi 10.1007/s10592-008-9691-1. [PDF available]

Soisook, P., S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, V. D. Thong, Si Si Hla Bu, D. L. Harrison, and P. J . J. Bates. 2008. A taxonomic review of Rhinolophus stheno and R. malayanus (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from continental Southeast Asia: an evaluation of echolocation call frequency in discriminating between cryptic species. Acta Chiropterologica: 10(2): 221- 242. [PDF available]

Thong, V.D., C. Dietz, H.-U. Schnitzler, A. Denzinger, N.M. Furey, A. Borissenko, and P.J.J. Bates. 2008. First record of Hipposideros khaokhouayensis from Vietnam. Journal of Sciences, Hanoi National University of Sciences: 23–28 [PDF available]


Bates, P.J.J., M. Struebig, B. Hayes, N. Furey, Khin Mya Mya, V.D. Thong, P.D. Tien, C. Francis and G. Csorba. 2007. A new species of Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Southeast Asia. Acta Chiropterologica, 9(2): 323-337. [PDF available]

Bates, P. J. J., S. J. Rossiter, A. Suyanto, and T. Kingston. 2007. A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Sulawesi. Acta Chiropterologica, 9(1): 13–26. [PDF available]

Csorba, G., V.D. Thong, P.J.J. Bates and N.M. Furey. 2007. Description of a new species of Murina from Vietnam (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Murininae). Museum of Texas Tech University, Occasional Papers No. 268: 1-9. [PDF available]

Soisook, P. , S. Bumrungsri, A. Dejtaradol, C. Francis, G. Csorba, A. Guillen-Servent and P. Bates. 2007. First records of Kerivoula kachinensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 9(2): 339-345. [PDF available]

Thong, V.D., V.T. Tu, P.D. Tien, C-W. Chu, Juliana, P. Bates, and N. Furey. 2007. Echolocation call frequency of Marshall's Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus marshalli from Cat Ba National Park and its current status in Vietnam. Proceedings of the 2nd National Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi: 274-277.


Bates, P. J. J., F. H. Ratrimomanarivo, D. L. Harrison, and S. M. Goodman. 2006. A description of a new species of Pipistrellus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Madagascar with a review of related Vespertilionidae from the island. Acta Chiropterologica 8(2): 299-324. [PDF available]

Bumrungsri, S., D.L. Harrison, C. Satasook, A. Prajukjitr, S. Thong-Aree and P.J.J. Bates. 2006. A review of bat research in Thailand with eight species records new for the country. Acta Chiropteroligica, 8(2): 325-359. [PDF available]

Harrison, D. L. 2006. A new genus and species of ‘paramyid’ rodent (Rodentia: Ischyromyidae) from the Creechbarrow Limestone Formation (late Middle Eocene) of Dorset, England. Cainozoic Research, 4 (1-2): 51–60. [PDF available]

Harrison, D. L., S. A. Parfitt and A. J. Stuart. 2006. Occurrence of Macroneomys brachygnathus Fejfar, 1966 in the British Middle Pleistocene, with a review of the status of Beremendia fissidens (Petenyi, 1864) in Britain (Mammalia, Lipotyphla, Soricidae). Acta zoologica cracoviensia, 49A(1-2): 119-124. [PDF available]

Holman, J. A., D. L. Harrison, and D. J. Ward. 2006.  Late Eocene snakes from the Headon Hill Formation, southern England. Cainozoic Research, 5 (1-2): 51-62. [PDF available]

Pereira, M.J.R., H. Rebelo, E. Teeling, S.J. O'Brien, Tin Nwe, I. Mackie, Si Si Hla Bu, Khin Maung Swe, Khin Mie Mie, and P.J.J. Bates. 2006. Status of the world's smallest mammal, the bumble-bee bat Craseonycteris thonglongyai, in Myanmar. Oryx, 40(4) 456-463. [PDF available]

Thong, V. D., S. Bumrungsri, D. L. Harrison, M. J. Pearch, K. M. Helgen, and P. J. J. Bates. 2006. New records of Microchiroptera (Rhinolophidae and Kerivoulinae) from Vietnam and Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 8(1): 83-93. [PDF available]


Bates, P.J.J., Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, Khin Mie Mie, Nyo Nyo, Aye Aye Khaing, Nu Nu Aye, Yin Yin Toke, Naing Naing Aung, Mar Mar Thi and Iain Mackie. 2005. A review of the genera Myotis, Ia, Pipistrellus, Hypsugo and Arielulus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Myanmar (Burma), including three species new to the country. Acta Chiropterologica, 7(2): 205-236. [PDF available]

Csorba, G. and P. J. J. Bates. 2005. Description of a new species of Murina from Cambodia (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Murininae). Acta Chiropterologica, 7(1): 1–7. [PDF available]

Struebig, M.J., S.J. Rossiter, P.J.J. Bates, T. Kingston, Sai Sein Lin Oo, Aye Aye Nwe, Moe Moe Aung, Sein Sein Win, and Khin Mya Mya. 2005. Results of a recent survey in Upper Myanmar including new records from the Kachin forests. Acta Chiropterologica, 7(1): 147-163. [PDF available]

Teeling, E. C., M. S. Springer, O. Madsen, P. Bates, S. J. O’Brien, and W. J. Murphy. 2005. A molecular phylogeny of bats illuminates biogeography and the fossil record. Science, 307: 580-584. [PDF available]