Lesser yellow bat

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Lesser yellow bat
Scotophilus borbonicus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotophilus
S. borbonicus
Binomial name
Scotophilus borbonicus
Distribution of Scotophilus borbonicus.png

The lesser yellow bat (Scotophilus borbonicus) is a vesper bat found only on Madagascar and Réunion. On Réunion, it was considered common early in the 19th century, but was last sighted late in the 19th century. Only a single specimen attributed to this species, collected in 1868, is known from Madagascar. It was listed as a critically endangered species in 1996 due to habitat loss, and may be extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b Andriafidison, D.; Cardiff, S.G.; Goodman, S.M.; Hutson, A.M.; Jenkins, R.K.B.; Kofoky, A.F.; Racey, P.A.; Ranivo, J.; Ratrimomanarivo, F.H. & Razafimanahaka, H.J. (2008). "Scotophilus borbonicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T20064A9141322. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T20064A9141322.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.