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SPECIES Rhinolophus ruwenzorii

Author:J. Eric Hill, 1942.
Citation:Amer. Mus. Novit., 1180: 1-2.
Common Name:Ruwenzori Horseshoe Bat
Type Locality:Dem. Rep. Congo, Kivu, W slope of Mount Ruwenzori, Buhatu Valley, 7,500 ft. (2,500 m).
Distribution:E Dem. Rep. Congo, Rwanda, W Uganda.
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001). Fahr et al. (2002) suggested that this species be listed as Vulnerable.
Comments:maclaudi species group. Smith and Hood (1980) considered this taxon to be a junior synonym of maclaudi, but morphological differences and a major range disjunction indicate that maclaudi and ruwenzorii are distinct species; see Csorba et al. (2003) and Fahr et al. (2002). Does not include hilli, a taxon sometimes considered a junior synonym of ruwenzorii (Fahr et al., 2002).
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