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DarkCideS  1.0, a global database for  bats in karsts and caves
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  • Krizler C. Tanalgo,
  • John Aries G. Tabora,
  • Hernani Fernandes Magalhães Oliveira,
  • Danny Haelewaters,
  • Chad T. Beranek,
  • Aída Otálora-Ardila,
  • Enrico Bernard,
  • Fernando Gonçalves,
  • Alan Eriksson,
  • Melissa Donnelly,
  • Joel Monzón González,
  • Humberto Fernandez Ramos,
  • Alberto Clark Rivas,
  • Paul W. Webala,
  • Stanimira Deleva,
  • Ridha Dalhoumi,
  • Jaycelle Maula,
  • Dennis Lizarro,
  • Luis F. Aguirre,
  • Nils Bouillard,
  • Ma. Niña Regina M. Quibod,
  • Jennifer Barros,
  • Manfredo Alejandro Turcios-Casco,
  • Marcio Martínez,
  • Diego Iván Ordoñez-Mazier,
  • José Alejandro Soler Orellana,
  • Eduardo J. Ordoñez-Trejo,
  • Danny Ordoñez,
  • Ada Chornelia,
  • Jian Mei Lu,
  • Chen Xing,
  • Sanjeev Baniya,
  • Renata L. Muylaert,
  • Leonardo Henrique Dias-Silva,
  • Nittaya Ruadreo,
  • Alice Hughes
Krizler C. Tanalgo
Landscape Ecology Group, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, P.R. China
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John Aries G. Tabora
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, University of Southern Mindanao, North Cotabato, Philippines
Hernani Fernandes Magalhães Oliveira
Department of Zoology, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Danny Haelewaters
Research Group Mycology, Department of Biology, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; Operation Wallacea Ltd, Wallace House, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, PE23 4EX, United Kingdom; Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Chad T. Beranek
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Biology Building, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia; FAUNA Research Alliance, PO Box 5092, Kahibah, NSW 2290, Australia
Aída Otálora-Ardila
Grupo en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia; Laboratório de Ciência Aplicada à Conservação da Biodiversidade, Department of Zoology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Enrico Bernard
Grupo en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia; Laboratório de Ciência Aplicada à Conservação da Biodiversidade, Department of Zoology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Fernando Gonçalves
Department of Biodiversity, Institute of Bioscience, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil; Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Alan Eriksson
Programa de Pós‐Graduação em Ecologia e Conservação, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil
Melissa Donnelly
Proyecto CUBABAT, Calle América # 6503 (Altos) e/ Jáuregui y Santa Isabel. 40100, Matanzas. Cuba
Joel Monzón González
Proyecto CUBABAT, Calle América # 6503 (Altos) e/ Jáuregui y Santa Isabel. 40100, Matanzas. Cuba; Fundación “Antonio Núñez Jiménez” de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Calle 5ta B, No. 6611 e/ 66 y 70, Miramar, Playa, La Habana Cuba; Sociedad Espeleológica de Cuba (SEC), Calle 9na. #8402 e/ 84 y 84ª. Playa. La Habana, Cuba
Humberto Fernandez Ramos
Proyecto CUBABAT, Calle América # 6503 (Altos) e/ Jáuregui y Santa Isabel. 40100, Matanzas. Cuba; Sociedad Espeleológica de Cuba (SEC), Calle 9na. #8402 e/ 84 y 84ª. Playa. La Habana, Cuba
Alberto Clark Rivas
Proyecto CUBABAT, Calle América # 6503 (Altos) e/ Jáuregui y Santa Isabel. 40100, Matanzas. Cuba; Sociedad Espeleológica de Cuba (SEC), Calle 9na. #8402 e/ 84 y 84ª. Playa. La Habana, Cuba
Paul W. Webala
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya
Stanimira Deleva
Sede del Sur, Universidad de Costa Rica, 4000 Alamedas, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica; National Museum of Natural History-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Ridha Dalhoumi
Laboratoire de Biosurveillance de l’Environnement, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Université de Carthage, 7021 Zarzouna, Tunisia
Jaycelle Maula
Department of Biology, Southern Luzon State University, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines
Dennis Lizarro
Centro de Investigación de Recursos Acuáticos, Universidad Autónoma del Beni “José Ballivián” (CIRA-UABJB). Campus “Dr. Hernán Melgar Justiniano”, Santísima Trinidad, Beni, Bolivia; Programa para la Conservación de los Murciélagos de Bolivia. Cochabamba y Beni, Bolivia
Luis F. Aguirre
Programa para la Conservación de los Murciélagos de Bolivia. Cochabamba y Beni, Bolivia; Centro de Biodiversidad y Genética, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Casilla 538, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Nils Bouillard
Barbastella Echology, Gentpoortstraat 50, 9800 Deinze, Belgium
Ma. Niña Regina M. Quibod
Center for Conservation Biology, Core Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, P.R. China; International College of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China; Museum of Natural History of the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
Jennifer Barros
Grupo en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia; Laboratório de Ciência Aplicada à Conservação da Biodiversidade, Department of Zoology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
Manfredo Alejandro Turcios-Casco
Asociación para la Sostenibilidad e Investigación Científica en Honduras (ASICH). Barrio La Granja, entre 28 y 29 calle, C. P. 504. Comayagüela M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Marcio Martínez
Asociación para la Sostenibilidad e Investigación Científica en Honduras (ASICH). Barrio La Granja, entre 28 y 29 calle, C. P. 504. Comayagüela M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Diego Iván Ordoñez-Mazier
Asociación para la Sostenibilidad e Investigación Científica en Honduras (ASICH). Barrio La Granja, entre 28 y 29 calle, C. P. 504. Comayagüela M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras
José Alejandro Soler Orellana
Asociación para la Sostenibilidad e Investigación Científica en Honduras (ASICH). Barrio La Granja, entre 28 y 29 calle, C. P. 504. Comayagüela M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Eduardo J. Ordoñez-Trejo
Asociación para la Sostenibilidad e Investigación Científica en Honduras (ASICH). Barrio La Granja, entre 28 y 29 calle, C. P. 504. Comayagüela M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Danny Ordoñez
Asociación para la Sostenibilidad e Investigación Científica en Honduras (ASICH). Barrio La Granja, entre 28 y 29 calle, C. P. 504. Comayagüela M.D.C. Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Ada Chornelia
Landscape Ecology Group, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, P.R. China
Jian Mei Lu
Landscape Ecology Group, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, P.R. China
Chen Xing
School of Zoology, Faculty of Life sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sanjeev Baniya
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India
Renata L. Muylaert
Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory, Hopkirk Research Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Leonardo Henrique Dias-Silva
Laboratório de Mastozoologia do Departamento de Biologia Animal da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Minas Gerais – Brasil
Nittaya Ruadreo
Division of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
Alice Hughes
Landscape Ecology Group, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, P.R. China
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Abstract

Understanding biodiversity patterns as well as drivers of population declines, and range losses provides crucial baselines for monitoring and conservation. However, the information needed to evaluate such trends remains unstandardised and sparsely available for many taxonomic groups and habitats, including the cave-dwelling bats and cave ecosystems. Here, we present the DarkCideS 1.0a global database of bat caves and bat species based on curated data from the literature, personal collections, and existing datasets. The database contains information for geographical distribution, ecological status, species traits, and parasites and hyperparasites for 679 bat species known to occur in caves or use caves in their life-histories. The database contains 6746 georeferenced occurrences for 402 cave-dwelling bat species from 2002 cave sites in 46 countries and 12 terrestrial biomes. The database has been developed to be a collaborative, open-access, and user-friendly platform, allowing continuous data-sharing among the community of bat researchers and conservation biologists. The database has a range of potential applications in bat research and enables comparative monitoring and prioritisation for conservation.