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SPECIES Mops (Mops) niveiventer

Author:Cabrera and Ruxton, 1926.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 17: 594.
Common Name:White-bellied Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Dem. Rep. Congo, Kasai Occidental, Luluabourg (= Kananga).
Distribution:Dem. Rep. Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique. Records from Botswana and Madagascar are erroneous; Botswana records are now thought to represent condylurus while Madagascar records represent leucostigma (see Hayman and Hill [1971], Meester et al. [1986], and Peterson et al. [1995]).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Mops. Clearly distinct from condylurus, see Ansell (1967), Hayman and Hill (1971), and Meester et al. (1986). Koopman (1993) suggested that niveiventer is possibly a subspecies of demonstrator. Reviewed in part by Van Cakenberghe et al. (1999).
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    chitauensis Hill, 1937

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