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Type: Journal article
Title: A new genus for a rare African vespertilionid bat: insights from South Sudan
Author: Reeder, D.
Helgen, K.
Vodzak, M.
Lunde, D.
Ejotre, I.
Citation: ZooKeys, 2013; 285(285):89-115
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1313-2989
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DeeAnn M. Reeder, Kristofer M. Helgen, Megan E. Vodzak, Darrin P. Lunde, Imran Ejotre
Abstract: A new genus is proposed for the strikingly patterned African vespertilionid "Glauconycteris" superba Hayman, 1939 on the basis of cranial and external morphological comparisons. A review of the attributes of a newly collected specimen from South Sudan (a new country record) and other museum specimens of "Glauconycteris" superba suggests that "Glauconycteris" superba is markedly distinct ecomorphologically from other species classified in Glauconycteris and is likely the sister taxon to Glauconycteris sensu stricto. The recent capture of this rarely collected but widespread bat highlights the need for continued research in tropical sub-Saharan Africa and in particular, for more work in western South Sudan, which has received very little scientific attention. New country records for Glauconycteris cf. poensis (South Sudan) and Glauconycteris curryae (Gabon) are also reported.
Keywords: Badger Bat
Glauconycteris curryae
Glauconycteris poensis
Glauconycteris superba
Niumbaha gen. nov.
South Sudan
Rights: Copyright Dee Ann M. Reeder et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 (CC-BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.285.4892
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