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SPECIES Neoromicia melckorum

Author:Roberts, 1919.
Citation:Ann. Transvaal Mus., 6: 113.
Common Name:Melcks' Serotine
Type Locality:South Africa, Western Cape Prov., Berg River, Kersfontein.
Distribution:SW South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc) as Eptesicus melckorum.
Comments:This species has not been clearly distinguished from capensis, see discussion in Rautenbach et al. (1993) and Kearney et al. (2002). Koopman (1994) noted that the type series from W Cape Province is probably conspecific with capensis; however, material from the northern part of the supposed range of melckorum (Kenya to Zambia and Transvaal) is clearly distinct from capensis and should be renamed.
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