All animals were handled in accordance with Ghanaian legislation. Bat capture and sampling were authorized by permit from the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines in Ghana, and approved by the Macquarie University Ethics Committee. Exports were conducted under a state agreement between the Republic of Ghana and the Federal Republic of Germany, and to Australia with permission from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Availability of the supporting data
The microsatellite sequences are available through the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov); GenBank accession numbers KM370156 – KM370168.