Rhinolophus mossambicus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Rhinolophoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Rhinolophoidea

Familia: Rhinolophidae
Subfamilia: Rhinolophinae
Genus: Rhinolophus
Species: Rhinolophus mossambicus

Name[edit]

Rhinolophus mossambicus Taylor, Stoffberg, Monadjem, Schoeman, Bayliss & Cotterill, 2012 Fig. 4, 4, Fig. S1, Table 3, 4, Table S1, Appendix S1

Holotype: DM 8578, male, alcohol skin, skull and baculum, collected by A. Monadjem on 1 July 2006. Skull and mandible in good condition.
Type locality: Niassa Game Reserve (Maputo Camp), northern Mozambique, 12° 10′56″S; 37° 33′ 00″E; elevation 489 m asl.
Paratypes: DM 8577 adult female alcohol and skull from Namapa, northern Mozambique; DM 8579 adult male alcohol, skull and baculum from Chinizuia, central Mozambique; DM 8580 adult male alcohol, skull and baculum from Gorongosa Caves, central Mozambique; DM 11276, adult female alcohol and skull from Gerhard's Cave, southern Mozambique.

References[edit]

  • Taylor P.J., Stoffberg S., Monadjem A., Schoeman M.C., Bayliss J., Cotterill F.P.D. 2012: Four New Bat Species (Rhinolophus hildebrandtii Complex) Reflect Plio-Pleistocene Divergence of Dwarfs and Giants across an Afromontane Archipelago. PLoS One, 7(9): e41744. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041744. PDF.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mozambican Horseshoe Bat