Mops gallagheri (Harrison, 1975:313)

Gallagher's free-tailed bat, Gallagher's wrinkle-lipped bat, Zaïre gland-tailed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tadarida (Chaerephon) gallagheri Harrison, 1975:313 (basionym); Tadarida gallagheri Harrison, 1975:313; Chaerephon gallagheri (Harrison 1975:313)


Conservation Status


Last record: 14 November 1974 or later

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Democratic Republic of Congo






The holotype is now in the British Museum of Natural History. It was formerly in the Harrison Zoological Museum (Reg. No. 17797) (Harrison, 1975).






Original scientific description:

Harrison, D. L. (1975). A new species of African free-tailed bat (Chiroptera: Molossidae) obtained by the Zaire River Expedition. Mammalia 39: 313-318.


Other references:

Gallagher, M. D. and Harrison, D. L. (1977). Report on the bats (Chiroptera) obtained by the Zaire River expedition. Bonner Zoologische Beitrage 28: 19-32.

Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Cotterill, F.P.D. (2008). Tadarida gallagheri. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 18 January 2011.

Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Cotterill, F.P.D. (2019). Chaerephon gallagheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T4311A22019365. Accessed on 18 June 2023.

Nowak, Ronald M. (1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.

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.


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