Lesser long-fingered bat

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Lesser long-fingered bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Miniopterus
Species: M. fraterculus
Binomial name
Miniopterus fraterculus
Thomas & Schwann, 1906

The lesser long-fingered bat (Miniopterus fraterculus) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, caves, and subterranean habitats (other than caves).


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