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SPECIES Triaenops furculus

Author:Trouessart, 1906.
Citation:Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris, 1906(7): 446.
Common Name:Trouessart's Trident Bat
Type Locality:Madagascar, near Tulear (= Toliara), St. Augustine Bay, Grotte de Sarondrano.
Distribution:N and W Madagascar, Aldabra and Cosmoledo Isls (Seychelles).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Vulnerable.
Comments:Does not includes auritus; see Peterson et al. (1995), but also see Hayman and Hill (1971). Originally spelled furcula but emended to furculus by Hill (1982), presumably to agree in gender with the generic epithet. May include furinea Tate, 1941, possibly a lapsus for furcula (see discussion in Hill, 1982).
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