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SPECIES Nycteris thebaica

Author:E. Geoffroy, 1818.
Citation:Descrip. de L'Egypte, 2: 119.
Common Name:Egyptian Slit-faced Bat
Type Locality:Egypt, Thebes (near Luxor).
Distribution:Central Arabia, Israel, Sinai, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Djibouti, and Kenya, south to South Africa in open country; Zanzibar and Pemba.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:thebaica species group. Reviewed by Van Cakenberghe and De Vree (1998). The status of brockmani and damarensis remains unclear; these forms may represent distinct species, see discussion in Van Cakenberghe and De Vree (1998). Also see Harrison and Bates (1991) and Gray et al. (1999).
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SUBSPECIES thebaica

SUBSPECIES adana

SUBSPECIES angolensis

SUBSPECIES brockmani

SUBSPECIES capensis

SUBSPECIES damarensis

SUBSPECIES labiata

SUBSPECIES najdiya

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