Large-eared slit-faced bat

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Large-Eared Slit-Faced Bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Nycteridae
Genus: Nycteris
Species: N. macrotis
Binomial name
Nycteris macrotis
Dobson, 1876

The Large-Eared Slit-Faced Bat (Nycteris macrotis) is a species of slit-faced bat which lives in forests and savannas throughout Africa. Nycteris vinsoni was once considered a synonym of N. macrotis, but it became recognized as a separate species in 2004. Some, however, still consider N. vinsoni to be a subspecies of N. macrotis, and consider N. macrotis a species complex.

Three subspecies have been noted: N. macrotis aethiopica, N. macrotis macrotis, and N. macrotis luteola.

References[edit]

  • Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A., Bergmans, W. & Cotterill, F.W. 2004. Nycteris macrotis. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 April 2007.