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Scotophilus borbonicus Geoffroy, 1803:46

Lesser yellow bat, Pale house bat, Réunion house bat, Upland bat (Maillard, 1863)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Vespertilio borbonicus Geoffroy, 1803:46

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1868 (Magascar); 19th century (Réunion)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Known from Reunion from the 19th century. A single specimen was collected from Madagascar in 1868. However, the lectotype from Réunion is too degraded to permit comparison of the two specimens to tell whether they belong to the same species, or if Madgascar and Réunion both had endemic Scotophilus species.

 

Distribution

Madagascar and Réunion, Mascarene Islands

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Geoffroy, Ε. (1803). Catalogue des mammifères du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle: 1­272. Paris.

 

Other references:

Andriafidison, D, Cardiff, S.G., Goodman, S.M., Hutson, A.M., Jenkins, R.K.B., Kofoky, A.F., Racey, P.A., Ranivo, J., Ratrimomanarivo, F.H. & Razafimanahaka, H.J. (2008). Scotophilus borbonicus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 July 2013.

Cheke, Anthony S. and Dahl, Jeremy F. (1981). The status of bats on western Indian Ocean islands, with special reference to Pteropus. Mammalia 45(2): 205-238. [Jeremy D. Dahl?]

Geoffroy, Ε. (1806). Mémoire sur le genre et les espèces de Vespertilion, l'un des genres de la famille des chauve­souris. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 187-­205, pls. 46-­48.

Goodman, S. M., Jenkins, R. K. B. and Ratrimomanarivo, F. H. (2005). A review of the genus Scotophilus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) on Madagascar, with the description of a new species. Zoosystema 27: 862-882. [867-882?]

Hill, J. E. (1980). The status of Vespertilio borbonicus E. Geoffroy, 1803 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 55(24): 287-295.

Koopman, K. F. 1986. Sudan bats revisited: An update of "Bats of the Sudan". Cimbebasia, ser. A. 8(2): 9-13.

Maillard, Louis. (1863). Notes sur l'île de la Réunion. 2nd ed., revised and expanded. Paris: Dentu. 2 volumes.

Peterson, R. L., J. L. Eger, and L. Mitchell. 1995. Chiroptères. Faune de Madagascar, 84:1-204.

Robbins, L. W., M. H. Smith, M. C. Wooten, and R. K. Selander. 1985. Biochemical polymorphism and its relationship to chromosomal and morphological variation in Peromyscus leucopus and Peromyscus gossypinus. Journal of Mammalogy, 66:498-510.

 

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