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SPECIES Taphozous (Taphozous) melanopogon

Author:Temminck, 1841.
Citation:Monogr. Mamm., 2: 287.
Common Name:Black-bearded Tomb Bat
Type Locality:Indonesia, W Java, Bantam.
Distribution:Sri Lanka; India; Burma; Thailand; Laos; Cambodia; Vietnam; S China; Malay Peninsula and adjacent islands; Borneo; Sumatra, Java, Lombok, Sumbawa, Moyo, Alor, Timor, and Sulawesi (Indonesia), Philippines.
Status:IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc); IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc) as T. melanopogon and T. solifer.
Comments:Subgenus Taphozous. Does not includes achates; see Kitchener et al. (1993b). Includes phillipinensis; see Heaney et al. (1987, 1998) and Corbet and Hill (1992). Reviewed in part by Bates et al. (1994) and Bates and Harrison (1997); also see Flannery (1995b). Rediagnosed by Kitchener et al. (1993b). Sulawesi and Kei populations have not be allocated to subspecies.
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SUBSPECIES melanopogon

SUBSPECIES bicolor

SUBSPECIES cavaticus

SUBSPECIES fretensis

SUBSPECIES phillipinensis

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