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SPECIES Pipistrellus (Pipistrellus) deserti

Author:Thomas, 1902.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1902(II): 4.
Common Name:Desert Pipistrelle
Type Locality:Libya, Fezzan, Murzuk.
Distribution:Egypt, N Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc) as P. aegyptius.
Comments:Subgenus Pipistrellus. Qumsiyeh (1985) proposed use of aegyptius for this species and many subsequent authors followed this usage, but see Kock (1999b), who showed aegyptius to be a nomen dubium. Reviewed by Horácek et al. (2000).



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