Mammal Species of the World Logo

 

HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER CHIROPTERA  --> FAMILY Molossidae  --> SUBFAMILY Molossinae  --> GENUS Mops  --> SUBGENUS Mops

SPECIES Mops (Mops) niangarae

Author:J. A. Allen, 1917.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 37: 468.
Common Name:Niangaran Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Dem. Rep. Congo, Oriental, Niangara.
Distribution:Dem. Rep. Congo (known only from the holotype).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Critically Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Mops. Peterson (1972) included this species in trevori, while Hayman and Hill (1971) listed it as a subspecies of Tadarida congica (= Mops congicus). Freeman (1981) found that holotype skull differed significantly from skulls of both trevori and congicus, and therefore retained niangarae a distinct species. I follow this treatment pending a more formal revision of the trevori/congicus complex.
EXPORT AS CSV

Offspring:

Synonyms:


  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page

 

©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to dreeder@bucknell.edu