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SPECIES Chaerephon nigeriae

Author:Thomas, 1913.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 11: 319.
Common Name:Nigerian Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Nigeria, Northern Region, Zaria Province.
Distribution:Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Ghana, Togo, and Nigeria to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, Ethiopia south to Namibia, Botswana, Uganda, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:plicatus species group. Reviewed in part by Nader and Kock (1979), Harrison and Bates (1991), and Taylor (1999); also see Willis et al. (2002).
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SUBSPECIES nigeriae

SUBSPECIES spillmani

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