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SPECIES Chaerephon major

Author:Trouessart, 1897.
Citation:Cat. Mamm. Viv. Foss., 1: 146.
Common Name:Lappet-eared Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:N Sudan, 5th Cataract of the Nile.
Distribution:Senegal, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Niger, Sudan, NE Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda, Tanzania.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:plicatus species group. Specimens reported as pumilus by Happold (1967) actually represent major.
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    abae J. A. Allen, 1917
    emini De Winton, 1901

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