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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Superfamily: Vespertilionoidea
Family: Cistugidae
Lack et al., 2010
Genus: Cistugo
Thomas, 1912

2 recognized species, see article.

Cistugo is a genus of bats from southern Africa. The two species have historically been included in the genus Myotis (family Vespertilionidae), but molecular studies show that the genus is distinct from all other Vespertilionidae, and in fact distinctive enough to be placed in its own family, Cistugidae.[1]

The two species are:[2]

  • Cistugo lesueuri Roberts, 1919 – Lesotho and southern South Africa
  • Cistugo seabrai Thomas, 1912 – southwestern Angola through Namibia and northwestern South Africa


  1. ^ Lack et al., 2010
  2. ^ Simmons, 2005, p. 499

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