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SPECIES Micropteropus pusillus

Author:Peters, 1867.
Actual Date:1868
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 870.
Common Name:Peters's Lesser Epauletted Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Nigeria, Yoruba (see Bergmans [1989] and Kock et al. [2002]).
Distribution:Senegal and Gambia east to Ethiopia and Sudan; south to Angola, Zambia, Burundi, and Tanzania.
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:See Owen-Ashley and Wilson (1998). For discussion of publication date, see Kock et al. (2002).
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