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SPECIES Scotophilus leucogaster

Author:Cretzschmar, 1830.
Citation:In Rüppell, Atlas Reise Nördl. Afr., Zool. Säugeth.: 71.
Common Name:White-bellied House Bat
Type Locality:Sudan, Kordofan, Brunnen Nedger (Nedger Well = Bir Nedger).
Distribution:Mauritania, Senegal, and Gambia to N Kenya and Ethiopia.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Does not include nucella, see Robbins et al. (1985). Also see Koopman (1994). Distinct from dinganii; see Schlitter et al. (1980) and Robbins et al. (1985), but also see Koopman (1975) and Koopman et al. (1978). Includes damarensis, see Robbins et al. (1985). Many literature records of this species are in error due to taxonomic confusion surrounding the names nigrita, dinganii, leucogaster, and borbonicus; see Robbins (1978) and Robbins et al. (1985). May include serratus Heuglin, 1877, an enigmatic taxon variously referred to either Taphozous nudiventris (e.g., G. M. Allen, 1939; Koopman, 1993) or Scotophilus leucogaster (e.g., G. M. Allen, 1939; Koopman, 1975) but which may not represent either of those species.


SUBSPECIES leucogaster

SUBSPECIES damarensis


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