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SPECIES Pipistrellus (Pipistrellus) inexspectatus

Author:Aellen, 1959.
Citation:Arch. Sci. Phys. Nat. Geneve, 12: 226.
Common Name:Aellen's Pipistrelle
Type Locality:Cameroon, Upper Benoue Valley, Ngaaouyanga.
Distribution:Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, and Uganda. Specimens from Kenya and Dem. Rep. Congo previously referred to this species are now thought to represent eisentrauti; see Koopman et al. (1995). A possible record from Sudan cannot be confirmed as the specimen is too immature to identify (M. Happold, pers. comm.)
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Pipistrellus. Often misspelled inexpectatus.



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