Kerivoula africana Dobson, 1878:335

Tanzanian woolly bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

Rediscovered in 1998 or before





Biology & Ecology










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., Clarke, G. P. & Rodgers, W. A. (1998). Coastal forests of eastern Africa: status, endemism patterns and their potential causes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 64, 337-367.

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.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

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

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Simmons, N.B. and A.L. Cirranello. 2023. Bat Species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic database. Version 1.3. Accessed on 06/18/2023.

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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