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SPECIES Otonycteris hemprichii

Author:Peters, 1859.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1859: 223.
Common Name:Hemprich's Desert Bat
Type Locality:Restricted by Kock (1969a) to the Nile Valley between north of Aswan, Egypt and Chondek, Sudan.
Distribution:The desert zone from Morocco and Niger through Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Kashmir.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Harrison and Bates (1991), Horácek (1991), and Bates and Harrison (1997). Several subspecies are sometimes recognized (e.g., Harrison and Bates, 1991; Koopman, 1994), but Horácek (1991) and Horácek et al. (2000) have argued that geographic variation in size and coloration is clinal and therefore does not support recognition of local populations as subspecies.



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    petersi Anderson and de Winton, 1902
    saharae Laurent, 1936
    ustus Fitzinger and Heuglin, 1866

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