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SPECIES Hipposideros vittatus

Author:Peters, 1852.
Citation:Naturwiss. Reise Mossambique, Säugeth.: 32.
Common Name:Striped Leaf-nosed Bat
Type Locality:Mozambique, Cap Delgado group, Ibo Isl.
Distribution:Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Chumbwe and Zanzibar Isl), Malawi, Mozambique (incl. Ibo Isl), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Dem. Rep. Congo, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Guinea-Bissau. May occur throughout much of West Africa in sympatry with gigas, but distribution is presently unclear; it is likely considerably more extensive than given here (J. Fahr, pers. comm.)
Status:IUCN 2003 – Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:commersoni species group. Includes maurngensis (J. Fahr, pers. comm.); also see Hayman and Hill (1971). Formerly included in commersoni, but clearly distinct based on differences in morphology and echolocation calls (J. Fahr and D. Kock, pers. comm.; McWilliam, 1982; Pye, 1972). Reviewed in part by Peterson et al. (1995). The status of viegasi is unclear, but it probably represents vittatus (J. Fahr, pers. comm.)



    marungensis Noack, 1887
    mostellum Thomas, 1904
    viegasi Monard, 1939

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