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SPECIES Mormopterus planiceps

Author:Peters, 1866.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1866: 23.
Common Name:Southern Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Australia. Probably New South Wales, Sydney; see Iredale and Troughton (1934) for discussion.
Distribution:S and C Australia.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:norfolkensis species group. Formerly included loriae, but see Flannery (1995a) and Bonaccorso (1998). See Hill (1961b) and Koopman (1984c). This complex may includes at as many as three undescribed species; see Menkhorst and Knight (2001).
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    petersi Leche, 1844

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