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SPECIES Megaderma (Megaderma) spasma

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 32 (based on Seba, 1734, Locupletissimi rerum naturalium... p. 90).
Common Name:Lesser False Vampire Bat
Type Locality:Indonesia, Molucca Isls, Ternate.
Distribution:Sri Lanka and India through SE Asia (including Vietnam) to Lesser Sundas, the Philippines and Molucca Isls, various adjacent islands.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Megaderma. See Bergmans and van Bree (1986) for discussion of subspecies limits in the Indonesian region. Boundaries of some subspecies are unclear. Reviewed in part by Hill (1983) and Bates and Harrison (1997); also see Flannery (1995b).
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SUBSPECIES spasma

SUBSPECIES abditum

SUBSPECIES carimatae

SUBSPECIES celebensis

SUBSPECIES ceylonense

SUBSPECIES horsfieldii

SUBSPECIES kinabalu

SUBSPECIES lasiae

SUBSPECIES majus

SUBSPECIES medium

SUBSPECIES minus

SUBSPECIES naisense

SUBSPECIES natunae

SUBSPECIES pangandarana

SUBSPECIES philippinensis

SUBSPECIES siumatis

SUBSPECIES trifolium

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