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SPECIES Epomophorus wahlbergi

Author:Sundevall, 1846.
Citation:Ofv. Kongl. Svenska Vet.-Akad. Forhandl. Stockholm, 3(4): 118.
Common Name:Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat
Type Locality:South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Prov., near Durban.
Distribution:Cameroon to Sudan and Somalia, south to Malawi, Angola, and South Africa; Pemba and Zanzibar Isls. A Liberian record is probably erroneous (Koopman, 1993), and Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea records are of uncertain validity (Bergmans, 1988).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) – Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:wahlbergi species group. Revised by Bergmans (1988), and reviewed in part by Volpers and Kumirai (1996); also see Acharya (1992). For an updated distribution map see Taylor (2000a). Some authors have recognized haldemani as a distinct subspecies, but this arrangement does not seem to be justified, see discussion in Bergmans (1988).



    haldemani Hallowell, 1846
    neumanni Matschie, 1899
    stuhlmanni Matschie, 1899
    unicolor Gray, 1870
    zenkeri Matschie, 1899

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