Large-eared slit-faced bat
|Large-eared slit-faced bat|
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. m. aethiopica, N. m. luteola, and N. m. macrotis.
- 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.
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