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SPECIES Eptesicus (Eptesicus) platyops

Author:Thomas, 1901.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 8: 31.
Common Name:Lagos Serotine
Type Locality:Nigeria, Western Region, Lagos.
Distribution:Nigeria, Senegal, Bioko (Equatorial Guinea).
Status:IUCN 2003 IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Eptesicus. Considered a subspecies of serotinus by Ibáñez and Valverde (1985), but no comparison with bottae was made. Also see Hayman and Hill (1971), who treated platyops as a distinct species based on morphological differences.
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