Mammal Species of the World Logo


HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER CHIROPTERA  --> FAMILY Emballonuridae  --> SUBFAMILY Taphozoinae  --> GENUS Taphozous  --> SUBGENUS Taphozous

SPECIES Taphozous (Taphozous) perforatus

Author:E. Geoffroy, 1818.
Citation:Descrip. de L'Egypte, 2: 126.
Common Name:Egyptian Tomb Bat
Type Locality:Egypt, Kom Ombo.
Distribution:Mauritania and Senegal to Botswana, Mozambique, Somalia, Djibouti and Egypt; S Arabia; Jordan; S Iran; Pakistan; NW India.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Taphozous. Includes senegalensis and sudani; see Hayman and Hill (1977). Reviewed by Bates et al. (1994) and Bates and Harrison (1997); see also Meester et al. (1986), Harrison and Bates (1991), and Taylor (2000a). Subspecies are poorly defined.
EXPORT AS CSV Back to search results


SUBSPECIES perforatus


SUBSPECIES senegalensis



  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to