Nycteris arge Thomas, 1903

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William, 2021, A survey of small mammals in the Volta Region of Ghana with comments on zoogeography and conservation, Zoosystema 43 (14), pp. 253-281: 269

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7008A933-FE5E-405E-BBAD-8C06D2A8807D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4784009

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scientific name

Nycteris arge Thomas, 1903
status

 

Nycteris arge Thomas, 1903  

Nycteris arge Thomas, 1903: 633   .

COMMON NAME. — Bate’s Slit faced Bat.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Apesokubi • 1 ♀; SMF 92126 View Materials ; 26.VIII.2001   .

REMARK

Although this bat is known from the Upper Guinea Region west of the Volta River and from central and southern Nigeria ( Happold 1987), it does not seem to have been recorded from the Volta Region, or in the Dahomey Gap. The closest records are two BMNH specimens from Akaniem (Akaniem, Buem) between the Volta and Oti River branches of presentday Lake Volta ( Grubb 1971). Van Cakenberghe & De Vree (1985) apparently list these specimens as being from “Akenim”, Togo. In Côte d’Ivoire, Fahr (1996) recorded six out of seven specimens of N. arge   within the rainforest zone and one in forest-savanna mosaic. Our specimen of N. arge   appears to be the first one reported from the Volta Region.

CONSERVATION STATUS. — Although classified as a species of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List, as a mostly forest-dependent species, N. arge   is of some conservation concern in the Ghana-Togo Highlands.

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Nycteridae

Genus

Nycteris

Loc

Nycteris arge Thomas, 1903

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William 2021
2021
Loc

Nycteris arge

THOMAS O. 1903: 633
1903