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SPECIES Mops (Mops) congicus

Author:J. A. Allen, 1917.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 37: 467.
Common Name:Congo Free-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Dem. Rep. Congo, Oriental, Medje.
Distribution:Cameroon, Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda. Specimens reported from Ghana and Nigeria actually represent trevori (J. Fahr, pers. comm.). Koopman (1993) included "perhaps Gambia" in the distribution, but this was apparently a lapsus for a specimen of demonstrator taken at sea off the coast of Gambia (see Koopman, 1989b).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Mops. Does not include trevori; see Peterson (1972).



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