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Triaenops menamena skull.svg
Skull of Triaenops menamena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Tribe: Triaenopini
Genus: Triaenops
Dobson, 1871

Triaenops is a genus of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is classified in the tribe Triaenopini, along with the closely related genus Paratriaenops and perhaps the poorly known Cloeotis.[1] The species of Paratriaenops, which occur on Madagascar and the Seychelles, were placed in Triaenops until 2009. Triaenops currently contains the following species:[2]

Another species, Triaenops goodmani, was described from subfossil material on Madagascar in 2007, before Paratriaenops was split off, but was not considered in the revision that split the genus.[3]


  1. ^ Benda and Vallo, 2009, p. 33
  2. ^ Benda and Vallo, 2009, p. 2
  3. ^ Samonds, 2007; Benda and Vallo, 2009

Literature cited[edit]

  • Benda, P. and Vallo, P. 2009. Taxonomic revision of the genus Triaenops (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) with description of a new species from southern Arabia and definitions of a new genus and tribe. Folia Zoologica 58(Monograph 1):1–45.
  • Samonds, K.E. 2007. Late Pleistocene bat fossils from Anjohibe Cave, northwestern Madagascar. Acta Chiropterologica 9(1):39–65.