Wood's slit-faced bat

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Wood's slit-faced bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Nycteridae
Genus: Nycteris
Species: N. woodi
Binomial name
Nycteris woodi
K. Andersen, 1914

Wood's slit-faced bat (Nycteris woodi) is a species of slit-faced bat that lives in the dry savanna regions of Southern Africa. Its numbers are declining due to habitat loss from logging and farming, pesticide use, and the decline of baobab trees on which these bats depend for roost sites.


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