Natal free-tailed bat

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Natal free-tailed bat
Mormopterus acetabulosus type illustration.jpg
Type illustration by Paul Jossigny from 1770
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Mormopterus
Subgenus: M. (Mormopterus)
Species: M. acetabulosus
Binomial name
Mormopterus acetabulosus
Hermann, 1804

The Natal free-tailed bat (Mormopterus acetabulosus) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae, the free-tailed bats. It is native to the islands of Mauritius and Réunion. It is known from fewer than five locations in its range, but it is common at a few sites. It roosts in caves, and it is considered to be an endangered species due to disturbance of its cave habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bergmans, W., Hutson, A.M., Oleksy, R. & Taylor, F. 2017. Mormopterus acetabulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T71733227A22085232. Downloaded on 17 September 2017.