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Vinson's Slit-Faced Bat

Vinson's Slit-Faced Bat

Vinson's Slit-Faced Bat (Nycteris vinsoni) is a species of slit-faced bat known only from two specimens. Both specimens were smoked out of a Baobab tree in a national park in southern Mozambique. Virtually nothing is known about this species.

N. vinsoni was once considered a synonym of Nycteris macrotis, but it became recognized as a separate species in 2004. Some, however, still consider N. vinsoni to be a subspecies of N. macrotis. Others believe the correct name for the species should be N. aetheopica.

References

  • Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A., Bergmans, W., Cotterill, F.W. & Jacobs, D. 2004. Nycteris vinsoni. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 April 2007.

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