Andersen's slit-faced bat

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Andersen's slit-faced bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Nycteridae
Genus: Nycteris
Species: N. aurita
Binomial name
Nycteris aurita
K. Andersen, (1912)

Andersen's slit-faced bat (Nycteris aurita) is a slit-faced bat species found in East Africa. It has been recorded in northern Somalia, through South Sudan and Ethiopia, into Kenya and Tanzania. No information is recorded on the population of this species. This species inhabits savanna habitats and semidesert. No records exist regarding the major threats.[1]


  1. ^ Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A. & Bergmans, W. 2004. Nycteris aurita. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on Apr 3rd,2014