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Taxonomic notes are given for a number of rare or poorly known insectivores and bats from Upper Burma and the adjoining frontier regions of Tibet and Assam. Wherever possible, their taxonomic status has been evaluated and their current classification revised.

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Taxonomic studies are made of a number of rare or poorly known insectivores and bats from Upper Burma and the adjoining frontier regions of Tibet and Assam. These include an examination of the forms of Scaptonyx, Chimarrogale and Nectogale from this region: new material of Rhinolophus subbadius, Myotis montivagus and Myotis frater is recorded and discussed and a detailed study of the classification of the forms of Myotis (Selysius) in south-east Asia made. Rhinolophus subbadius, Coelops frithi, Myotis montivagus montivagus, Myotis frater, Pipistrellus cadornae, Scotomanes ornatus imbrensis, Murina tubinaris and Murina huttoni rubella are recorded for the first time from the Burmese fauna.