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SPECIES Epomophorus crypturus

Author:Peters, 1852.
Citation:Naturwiss. Reise nach Mossambique, SSug.: 26.
Common Name:Peters’s Epauletted Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Mozambique, Tete.
Distribution:Zambia, Tanzania, SE Dem. Rep. Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa.
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) – Not Threatened as Epomophorus gambianus crypturus. IUCN 2003 – Not listed.
Comments:Often included in gambianus (e.g., Bergmans, 1988, 1997), but see Claessen and De Vree (1990). Genetic studies and more collecting in the gap between the ranges of crypturus and gambianus may be necessary to more completely resolve the relationship of these taxa.



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