Large-eared free-tailed bat

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Large-eared free-tailed bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Otomops
Species: O. martiensseni
Binomial name
Otomops martiensseni
(Matschie, 1897)

The large-eared free-tailed bat (Otomops martiensseni) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae found in Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and possibly Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, arable land, and plantations . It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A., Bergmans, W., Fahr, J. & Taylor, P. 2004. Otomops martiensseni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.