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Volume 80, Issue 3

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Two new bat species for Swaziland and a revised list for the country

Julie Teresa Shapiro
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  • School of Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Newins-Ziegler Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Published Online: 2015-05-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2014-0174

Abstract

Bat distributions are still comparatively poorly known in Africa and updated national species lists do not exist for many countries. We present a revised checklist of the bats of Swaziland, which includes seven species not previously listed. Of these, two species are recent additions (Mops midas and Myotis bocagii) and these records marginally extend their known distributional range. A total of 26 species of bats are now known from the country, but additional surveys are predicted to add more taxa to the list. These new records predominantly come from human-modified landscapes, underscoring the importance of further surveys in such transformed habitats.

Keywords: Chiroptera; Mops midas; Myotis bocagii; Swaziland

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About the article

Received: 2014-12-03

Accepted: 2015-04-22

Published Online: 2015-05-23

Published in Print: 2016-05-01


Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 80, Issue 3, Pages 353–357, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2014-0174.

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