Ja slit-faced bat

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Ja slit-faced bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Nycteridae
Genus: Nycteris
Species: N. major
Binomial name
Nycteris major
K. Andersen, (1912)

The Ja slit-faced bat (Nycteris major) is a species of slit-faced bat that lives in the tropical and subtropical forests of Africa. Its habitat is fragmented and declining, and the species is therefore very rare. Logging and farming are the greatest threats to its habitat currently. The two known subspecies are: N. m. avakubia and N. m. major.


  • Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A., Bergmans, W. & Fahr, J. 2004. Nycteris major. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 April 2007.