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SPECIES Mops (Xiphonycteris) petersoni

Author:El Rayah, 1981.
Citation:R. Ontario Mus. Life Sci. Occas. Pap., 36: 3.
Common Name:Peterson's Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Cameroon, 15 km S Kumba (439'N, 926'E).
Distribution:Cameroon and Ghana. Koopman (1993) included "perhaps Sierra Leone" in the distribution, but there are apparently no documented records from that country (J. Fahr, pers. comm.).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Xiphonycteris.
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