Parissi's slit-faced bat

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Parissi's slit-faced bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Nycteridae
Genus: Nycteris
Species: N. parisii
Binomial name
Nycteris parisii
de Beaux, 1924

Parissi's slit-faced bat, Nycteris parisii, is a possible species of slit-faced bat that may live in dry savanna regions of East Africa, near the Duba Valley and Benue River along with large rivers. It is only known from three specimens. One was found in northern Cameroon, one from southern Ethiopia, and the third from southern Somalia. Another possible specimen was found in West Africa, but it may be a member of a separate species, N. benuensis.

No specimens have been found since the 1980s. Little is known about the biology or behavior of N. parisii, and roosts have never been found.


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