Scotophilus nigrita

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Vespertilionoidea 

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: Vespertilionoidea

Familia: Vespertilionidae
Subfamilia: Vespertilioninae
Tribus: Nycticeiini
Genus: Scotophilus
Species: Scotophilus nigrita
Subspecies: S. n. alvenslebeni – S. n. nigrita

Name[edit]

Scotophilus nigrita Schreber, 1774

Type locality: Senegal.

References[edit]

  • Schreber, J.C.D. von, 1774: Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Be­schreibungen, 1: 1–188, Abb. 1­72. Walthersche Kunst­- und Buchhandlung, Erlangen.
  • Eric Moise Bakwo Fils, Alima Bol A Anong & Fernand-Nestor Tchuenguem Fohouo. 2012: First record of the Giant House Bat Scotophilus nigrita (Schreber, 1774) in Cameroon (Mammalia, Chiroptera). Biodiversity journal, 3(1): 55–58. [1].
  • Robbins C.B., De Vree F. & Van Cakenberghe V., 1985: A systematic revision of the African bat genus Scotophilus (Vespertilionidae). Annales du Muséum Royal d'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques, 246: 51–84.
  • Conservation status: IUCN: Scotophilus nigrita (Near Threatened)
  • Scotophilus nigrita in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.

Distribution[edit]

  • Senegal to Sudan, Congo, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malawi, & Mozambique

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Giant House Bat.