Peters's wrinkle-lipped bat

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Peter's wrinkle-lipped bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Mormopterus
Subgenus: M. (Mormopterus)
Species: M. jugularis
Binomial name
Mormopterus jugularis
Peters, 1865
Mormopterus jugularis range map.svg
Peter's wrinkle-lipped bat range

Peter's wrinkle-lipped bat (Mormopterus jugularis) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae, the free-tailed bats. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it is widespread and in some areas abundant.[2]

It commonly roosts in human-made structures, sometimes in colonies with other free-tailed bat species.[2][3] It forages in the open, often in agricultural areas.[2]

The bat is sexually dimorphic, with males larger than females.[3]


  1. ^ Monadjem, A.; Razafimanahaka, J.; Ranivo, J.; Kofoky, A.; Hutson, A.M.; Cardiff, S.G.; Andriafidison, D.; Goodman, S.; Jenkins, R.K.B.; Racey, P.A. & Ratrimomanarivo, F.H. (2017). "Mormopterus jugularis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T13882A22083579. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T13882A22083579.en. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Andriafidison, D., et al. 2008. Mormopterus jugularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 23 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b Ratrimomanarivo, F. H., et al. (2009). Morphological and genetic variation in Mormopterus jugularis (Chiroptera: Molossidae) in different bioclimatic regions of Madagascar with natural history notes. Mammalia 73(2) 110-29.