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SPECIES Scotophilus dinganii

Author:A. Smith, 1833.
Citation:S. Afr. Quart. J., 2: 59.
Common Name:Yellow-bellied House Bat
Type Locality:South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Prov., Port Natal (= Durban).
Distribution:Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and Sierra Leone east to Somalia, Djibouti, and S Yemen, and south to South Africa and Namibia.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Distinct from nigrita and leucogaster; see Schlitter et al. (1980) and Robbins et al. (1985). Includes colias; see Robbins et al. (1985). Also see Koopman (1975). Many literature records of this species are in error due to taxonomic confusion surrounding these names; see Robbins et al. (1985). Subspecies are poorly defined.
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SUBSPECIES dinganii

SUBSPECIES colias

SUBSPECIES herero

SUBSPECIES pondoensis

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