The Bang's leaf-nose bat, Hipposideros turpis, is an endangered cave-dwelling species inhabiting the southwesternmost islands of Japan. We isolated six dinucleotide microsatellite markers from the partial genomic library of the bat, and examined their allelic variation using a sample (N = 33) from the largest colony in Japan. All the loci showed a moderate allelic variation ranging from two to eight alleles, with the observed heterozygosities from 0.33 to 0.73, and conformed to Hardy-Weinberg expectations. The present microsatellite markers will be useful in assessing population genetic structure and gene flow among populations of this species.
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