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SPECIES Pipistrellus (Pipistrellus) rusticus

Author:Tomes, 1861.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1861: 35.
Common Name:Rusty Pipistrelle
Type Locality:Namibia, Damaraland, Olifants Vlei.
Distribution:Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Central African Republic, and Ethiopia, south to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa. A specimen from Liberia has been tentatively reidentified as kuhlii (see Koopman et al., 1995).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Pipistrellus. Includes marrensis; see Koopman (1975). Geographic range reviewed by Kock et al. (2002).
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SUBSPECIES marrensis


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