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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.



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