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SPECIES Scotophilus nux

Author:Thomas, 1904.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 13: 208.
Common Name:Nut-colored House Bat
Type Locality:Cameroon, Efulen.
Distribution:High forest zones from Sierra Leone to Kenya.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Often treated as a subspecies of dinganii or leucogaster (or nigrita, when that name was misapplied to the former species), see G. M. Allen (1939), Rosevear (1965), and Hayman and Hill (1971), Koopman et al. (1978) and Koopman (1994). However, nux appears to be distinct from all of the above species; see Robbins et al. (1985).
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