Bibundi bat

The Bibundi bat (Glauconycteris egeria) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It can be found in the following countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. It is also found in Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve.

Bibundi bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Glauconycteris
Species:
G. egeria
Binomial name
Glauconycteris egeria
Thomas, 1913
Synonyms
  • Chalinolobus egeria (Thomas, 1913)

Taxonomy

It was described as a new species in 1913 by British zoologist Oldfield Thomas. The holotype had been collected in Bibundi, Cameroon by R. Kemp during the Rudd Exploration.[2] Based on molecular evidence, it is closely related to the silvered bat (G. argentata).[3]

Description

Its flight membranes are brown, and it has dusky brown fur.[2] Its fur can also be dark brown or nearly black. It has conspicuous whitish stripes on the sides of its back[3] Its forearm length is approximately 38 mm (1.5 in). The head and body measures 43 mm (1.7 in) while the tail is 41 mm (1.6 in) long. It has very large ears, with fairly large tragi.[2]

Range and habitat

The Bibundi bat is an African species, with documented occurrence in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and Uganda.[1] It is rarely encountered, with records from only six localities as of 2018.[3]

Conservation

As of 2008, it is evaluated as a data deficient species by the IUCN. It is infrequently encountered, and thus little is known about its population size and trend, range size, natural history, or threats that it is facing.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Jacobs, D.; Cotterill, F.P.D.; Taylor, P.J. (2008). "Glauconycteris egeria". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T44793A10941900. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T44793A10941900.en.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, O. (1913). "X.—On some specimens of Glauconycteris from the Cameroons". The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 8. 11: 144–145.
  3. ^ a b c Hassanin, Alexandre; Colombo, Raphaël; Gembu, Guy-Crispin; Merle, Marie; Tu, Vuong Tan; Görföl, Tamás; Akawa, Prescott Musaba; Csorba, Gábor; Kearney, Teresa; Monadjem, Ara; Ing, Ros Kiri (2018). "Multilocus phylogeny and species delimitation within the genus Glauconycteris (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), with the description of a new bat species from the Tshopo Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 56: 1–22. doi:10.1111/jzs.12176.
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Genus Arielulus

Collared pipistrelle (A. aureocollaris)

Black-gilded pipistrelle (A. circumdatus)

Coppery pipistrelle (A. cuprosus)

Social pipistrelle (A. societatis)

Necklace pipistrelle (A. torquatus)

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It can be found in the following countries: Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.

It is found in these habitats: subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Little black serotine (Eptesicus andinus)

Bobrinski's serotine (Eptesicus bobrinskoi)

Botta's serotine (Eptesicus bottae)

Brazilian brown bat (Eptesicus brasiliensis)

Chiriquinan serotine (Eptesicus chiriquinus)

Diminutive serotine (Eptesicus diminutus)

Surat serotine (Eptesicus dimissus)

Horn-skinned bat (Eptesicus floweri)

Argentine brown bat (Eptesicus furinalis)

Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

Gobi big brown bat (Eptesicus gobiensis)

Guadeloupe big brown bat (Eptesicus guadeloupensis)

Long-tailed house bat (Eptesicus hottentotus)

Harmless serotine (Eptesicus innoxius)

Meridional serotine (Eptesicus isabellinus)

Japanese short-tailed bat (Eptesicus japonensis)

Kobayashi's bat (Eptesicus kobayashii)

Eptesicus lobatus

Jamaican serotine (Eptesicus lynni)

Sind bat (Eptesicus nasutus)

Northern bat (Eptesicus nilssonii)

Thick-eared bat (Eptesicus pachyotis)

Lagos serotine (Eptesicus platyops)

Serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus)

Eptesicus taddeii

Sombre bat (Eptesicus tatei)

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Hesperoptenus

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Blanford's bat (Hesperoptenus blanfordi)

False serotine bat (Hesperoptenus doriae)

Gaskell's false serotine (Hesperoptenus gaskelli)

Tickell's bat (Hesperoptenus tickelli)

Large false serotine (Hesperoptenus tomesi)

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Laephotis

Laephotis is a genus of bats in the family Vespertilionidae. Species within this genus are:

Angolan long-eared bat (Laephotis angolensis)

Botswanan long-eared bat (Laephotis botswanae)

Namib long-eared bat (Laephotis namibensis)

De Winton's long-eared bat (Laephotis wintoni)

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There are eight species within this genus:

Birdlike noctule, Nyctalus aviator

Azores noctule, Nyctalus azoreum

Japanese noctule, Nyctalus furvus

Greater noctule bat, Nyctalus lasiopterus

Lesser noctule, Nyctalus leisleri

Mountain noctule, Nyctalus montanus

Common noctule, Nyctalus noctula

Chinese noctule, Nyctalus plancyi

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It is found in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Scotoecus

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It is found in these habitats: subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and moist savanna.

Species of subfamily Vespertilioninae
Aeorestes
Antrozous
Arielulus
Barbastella
Bauerus
Chalinolobus
Corynorhinus
Dasypterus
Eptesicus
Euderma
Eudiscopus
Falsistrellus
Glauconycteris
Glischropus
Hesperoptenus
Histiotus
Hypsugo
Ia
Idionycteris
Laephotis
Lasionycteris
Lasiurus
Mimetillus
Neoromicia
Niumbaha
Nyctalus
Nycticeinops
Nycticeius
Nyctophilus
Otonycteris
Parastrellus
Perimyotis
Pharotis
Philetor
Pipistrellus
Plecotus
Rhogeessa
Scoteanax
Scotoecus
Scotomanes
Scotophilus
Scotorepens
Scotozous
Tylonycteris
Vespadelus
Vespertilio

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