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.[1] 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 a vulnerable species due to disturbance of its cave habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hutson, A.M. & Bergmans, W. 2008. Mormopterus acetabulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 23 March 2015.