From Vin Dinh Thong
Paracoelops megalotis was only known from the original description of the single holotype. Over the past decades, the species was treated as a monotypic genus endemic to Vietnam, and received much attention from bat specialists worldwide. Particularly, it had appeared as a mammal mystery. In fact, Paracoelops and P. megalotis were named from a misclassification of an incomplete specimen of Pomona Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros pomona). Vu Dinh Thong from Vietnam together with his colleagues from England, France, Germany and Ireland have resolved this mystery in a paper recently published in the journal Zootaxa.
Vu Dinh Thong, Christian Dietz, Annette Denzinger, Paul J.J. Bates, Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Cecile Callou, and Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler. 2012. Resolving a mammal mystery: the identity of Paracoelops megalotis (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Zootaxa 3505: 75–85.
For a copy of the paper, please contact the corresponding author Vu Dinh Thong: thong(at)iebr.ac.vn