Miniopterus majori

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Miniopterus majori
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Miniopteridae
Genus: Miniopterus
Species: M. majori
Binomial name
Miniopterus majori
Thomas, 1906
Miniopterus majori range map.svg
Miniopterus majori range

Miniopterus majori (Major's long-fingered bat[1]) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found only in Madagascar. It is similar to M. schreibersi of Africa, differing by having a shorter forearm, slightly longer digits and a narrow box-shaped skull. The pelage is often a greyish brown colour, and the tragus is kidney-shaped and is a prominent feature. The species was named in honor of Swiss zoologist C. I. Forsyth Major.


  1. ^ a b Jenkins, R.K.B. & Rakotoarivelo, A.R. (2008). "Miniopterus majori". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-20.