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Kerivoula africana Dobson, 1878

Tanzanian woolly bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

Rediscovered in 2000















Original scientific description:

Dobson, G. E. (1878). Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the British Museum. Trustees of the British Museum, London, UK. 567 pp.


Other references:

Burgess, N.D., Kock, D., Cockie, A., FitzGibbon, C., Jenkins, P. and Honess, P. (2000). Mammals, pp. 401-406. In: Burgess, N. D. and Clarke, G. P. (eds.). Coastal Forest of Eastern Africa. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Cockle, A., Kock, D., Stublefield, L., Howell, K. M. and Burgess, N. D. (1998). Bat assemblages in Tanzanian coastal forests. Mammalia 62: 53-68.

Fahr, J. and Jacobs, D. (2008). Kerivoula africana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10966A3231434. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Matschie, P. (1895). Säugethiere, Deutsch-Ost-Afrika 3: 1-157.

Swynnerton, G. H. and Hayman, R. W. (1951). A Checklist of the Land Mammals of the Tanganyika Territory and the Zanzibar Protectorate. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 20(6): 274-392.


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