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SPECIES Chaerephon bivittatus

Author:Heuglin, 1861.
Citation:Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol., Halle, 29(8): 413.
Common Name:Spotted Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Eritrea, Keren.
Distribution:Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:bivittatus species group. Revised by Eger and Peterson (1979); also see Taylor (1999). Note that the correct spelling for the specific epithet in combination with Chaerephon is bivittatus (not bivittata) because the genus name is masculine.
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    hepaticus Heuglin, 1866

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