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SPECIES Neoromicia capensis

Author:A. Smith, 1829.
Citation:Zool. J., 4: 435.
Common Name:Cape Serotine
Type Locality:South Africa, Eastern Cape Prov., Grahamstown.
Distribution:Guinea-Bissau to Ethiopia, south to South Africa.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc) as Eptesicus capensis.
Comments:Includes notius; see Koopman (1975b). Does not include matroka; see Peterson et al. (1995). May also include minuta Temminck, 1840 [not of Montgu, 1808; see Koopman, 1975b]. Probably includes melckorum Roberts, 1919, but not all of the material referred to that species (see account for melckorum below). Most West African populations have not been allocated to subspecies. See Taylor (2000a) for distribution map, but note that he apparently included matroka from Madagascar (here treated as a species of Eptesicus) in capensis.
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SUBSPECIES capensis

SUBSPECIES damarensis

SUBSPECIES garambae

SUBSPECIES gracilior

SUBSPECIES grandidieri

SUBSPECIES nkatiensis

SUBSPECIES notius

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