Lesser yellow bat

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Lesser yellow bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Scotophilus
Species: S. borbonicus
Binomial name
Scotophilus borbonicus
(É. Geoffroy, 1803)

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". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 May 2011.