Scientific Name
Niumbaha superba
Hayman, 1939
Chalinolobus superbus Hayman, 1939 (original description); Glauconycteris superba Hayman, 1939; Glauconycteris superba sheila Hayman, 1947
Common Name/s
Pied butterfly bat, Superb butterfly bat, Pied bat, Badger bat
Last Record
24 January 1972
Rediscovered in
Between 19:00 and 20:00, 19 February 2012
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE forum thread
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Hayman, R. W. (1939). Two new mammals from the Belgian Congo. Annals and Magazine of natural History 11 3 (14): 219-224.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Fahr, J. (2013). Glauconycteris superba Pied butterfly bat. In: Happold M. & Happold D.C.D. (eds) The Mammals of Africa. Vol. 4: Hedgehogs, Shrews and Bats: 575-576. Bloomsbury, London.

Fahr, J., Jacobs, D., Cotterill, F.P.D. & Taylor, P.J. (2008). Glauconycteris superba. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 28 April 2013.

Gembu Tungaluna G.-C., Van Cakenberghe V., Musaba Akawa P., Dudu Akaibe B., Verheyen E., De Vree F. and Fahr J. (2013). [url=https://www.europeanjournaloftaxonomy.eu/index.php/ejt/article/viewFile/164/207]Rediscovery of Glauconycteris superba Hayman, 1939 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) after 40 years at Mbiye Island, Democratic Republic of the Congo[/url]. European Journal of Taxonomy 42: 1-18.

Hayman, R. W. (1947). A new race of Glauconycteris superba from West Africa. Annals and Magazine of natural History 11 13(104): 547-550.

Hayman, R. W. and Hill, J. E. (1971). Order Chiroptera. In: J. Meester and H. W. Setzer (eds), The Mammals of Africa: An Identification Manual, pp. 73. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C., USA.

Ing, Ros Kiri et al. (2016). Echolocation Calls and Flight Behaviour of the Elusive Pied Butterfly Bat ([i]Glauconycteris superba[/i]), and New Data on Its Morphology and Ecology. Acta Chiropterologica 18(2): 477-488. [[url=https://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.2.014]Abstract[/url]]

Peterson, Randolph L. and Smith, D. A. (1973). A new species of Glauconycteris (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera). Life Science Occasional Papers 22: 1-9.

Platt, John R. (2013, April 11). Beautiful Striped Bat Identified as Entirely New Genus. Blog post on Extinction Countdown, available at: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/04/11/beautiful-striped-bat-identified-new-genus/

Reeder, DeeAnn et al. (2013). A new genus for a rare African vespertilionid bat: insights from South Sudan. ZooKeys 285: 89-115. [[url=https://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/4892/abstract/a-new-genus-for-a-rare-african-vespertilionid-bat-insights-from-south-sudan]Abstract[/url]]

Rosevear, D. R. (1965). The Bats of West Africa. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London.