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SPECIES Mimetillus moloneyi

Author:Thomas, 1891.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 7: 528.
Common Name:Moloney's Mimic Bat
Type Locality:Nigeria, Western Region, Lagos.
Distribution:Sierra Leone east to Ethiopia and Kenya, Tanzania south to Mozambique, west to Zambia, S Dem. Rep. Congo, and Angola; no records have been documented in the central Congo Basin.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Cotterill (2001c) suggested that thomasi represents a distinct, large-bodied, savanna-dwelling species (moloneyi being a strict forest-dwelling species characterized by smaller size). However, additional locality and morphometric data indicate a more complex pattern (J. Fahr, pers. comm.). Accordingly, I have chosen to treat these taxa as conspecific pending a thorough revision.
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