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SPECIES Nycticeinops schlieffeni

Author:Peters, 1859.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1859: 223.
Common Name:Schlieffen's Twilight Bat
Type Locality:Egypt, Cairo.
Distribution:Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Egypt to Djibouti, Somalia, Mozambique, Mali, Botswana, South Africa, and Namibia; Mauritania and Ghana to Sudan and Tanzania.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc) as Nycticeius schlieffeni.
Comments:Includes cinnamomeus; see Koopman (1975). Several poorly defined subspecies are often recognized, but there seems little justification for separation of these taxa. Reviewed in part by Harrison and Bates (1991); see Taylor (2000a) for distribution map.
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Synonyms:

    adovanus Heuglin, 1877
    africanus Allen, 1911
    albiventer Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
    australis Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
    bedouin Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
    cinnamomeus Wettstein, 1916
    fitzsimonsi Roberts, 1932
    minimus Noack, 1887

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