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A new mammal species for Algeria, Rhinopoma microphyllum (Chiroptera: Rhinopomatidae): morphological and acoustic identification

  • Hibat-Ellah Loumassine EMAIL logo , Benjamin Allegrini , Farid Bounaceur , Olivier Peyre and Stéphane Aulagnier
From the journal Mammalia


The greater mouse-tailed bat (Rhinopoma microphyllum Brunnich 1782) is reported for the first time in Algeria from two caves of the Boukaïs region (Bechar). Noseleaf shape, forearm and tail lengths clearly identified this species. The frequency of maximal energy of echolocation calls varied from 28.2 to 31.2 kHz for hand released individuals.


We are grateful to Moussa Oulad Ali for hosting us during field trips, and Rachid Djoumi, Si Mohamed Baglab, Kamel Torki and Mohamed Ali Malki for their help during this time. We would also like to acknowledge Houria Bouziane for her help during the preparation of the manuscript.


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Received: 2016-10-17
Accepted: 2017-1-17
Published Online: 2017-2-23
Published in Print: 2017-12-20

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