Angolan long-eared bat
|Angolan long-eared bat|
Taxonomy and etymology
It was described as a new species in 1935 by Albert Monard. In papers published in 1953 and 1971, the Angolan long-eared bat was treated as a subspecies of De Winton's long-eared bat. However, it is generally treated as a full species at present. However, it has been suggested that it may be synonymous with Botswanan long-eared bat. Its species name "angolensis" is Latin for "Angolan," likely in reference to the fact that the holotype was encountered near Dala, Angola.
Range and habitat
It is considered a locally rare species. As of 2008, it is assessed as a data deficient species by the IUCN. The organization is unable to accurately evaluate its conservation status because of the continued uncertainty on whether or not it represents a full species. In addition, there is a lack of up-to-date research on its extent and population trends.
- Jacobs, D.; Cotterill, F.P.D. & Taylor, P.J. (2008). "Laephotis angolensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T11135A3253141. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T11135A3253141.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- Kingdon, J.; Happold, D; Butynski, T.; Hoffmann, M.; Happold, M.; Kalina, J. (2013). Mammals of Africa. 4. A&C Black. pp. 580–581.