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Triaenops menamena skull.svg
Skull of Triaenops menamena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Hipposideridae
Tribe: Triaenopini
Genus: Triaenops
Dobson, 1871
Triaenops has a fragmented distribution in Africa, the Middle East, and southern Pakistan.
Distribution of Triaenops (blue—T. afer; brown—T. goodmani; green—T. menamena; red—T. persicus; yellow—T. persicus plus T. parvus)

Triaenops is a genus of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is classified in the tribe Triaenopini, along with the closely related genus Paratriaenops and perhaps the poorly known Cloeotis.[1] The species of Paratriaenops, which occur on Madagascar and the Seychelles, were placed in Triaenops until 2009. Triaenops currently contains the following species:[2]

Another species, Triaenops goodmani, was described from subfossil material on Madagascar in 2007, before Paratriaenops was split off, but was not considered in the revision that split the genus.[3]

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  1. ^ Benda and Vallo, 2009, p. 33
  2. ^ Benda and Vallo, 2009, p. 2
  3. ^ Samonds, 2007; Benda and Vallo, 2009

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