Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817), schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817

Mongombe, Aaron Manga, Fils, Eric Moise Bakwo & Tamesse, Joseph Lebel, 2020, Annotated checklist of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of Mount Cameroon, southwestern Cameroon, Zoosystema 42 (24), pp. 483-514: 506

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2020v42a24

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4369E104-E14C-4436-9B57-6C38A6AEBE65

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338049

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039A87C3-D559-395C-1F6B-FB77FC4547DC

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817)
status

 

Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817)  

Vespertilio schreibersii Kuhl, 1817: 14.  

COMMON NAME. — English: Common Bent-winged Bat. French: Minioptère à longues ailes.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — 49 specimens

Mount Cameroon area • 10 ♀♀, 7 ♂♂; 3 specimens; Buea; 4°09’00”N, 9°12’00”E; 1050 m; 1.IV.1954; Martin Eisentraut leg.; SMNS 5209 to 5225, 8157 to 8159 GoogleMaps   22 specimens; Musake; 4°12’00”N, 9°12’00”E; 2000 m; 8.IV.1958; Martin Eisentraut leg.; SMNS 5226 to 5230, 6572 to 6579, 8157 to 8159, ZFMK 1961.0664 to 0666, 0668, 0670, 0671 GoogleMaps   .

Other localities of Cameroon • 2 specimens; Banso Highlands ; 6°10’00N, 10°40’00”E; 1850 m; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0432, 0438 GoogleMaps   5 specimens; Mount Kupe ; 4°48’05”N, 9°42’29”E; 1078 m; 1.XI.1966 - 2.XII.1966; Martin Eisentraut leg.; ZFMK 1969.0433, 0435, 0437, 0439 0441 GoogleMaps   .

HABITATS AND DISTRIBUTION. — This species inhabits West and Central African forest ( Fedden & MacLeod 1986). According to Eger (2013), this species can be encountered in lowland forest, montane forest and farmlands where it roosts in caves. The species had previously been recorded from Mount Cameroon ( Eisentraut 1963, 1973; Hill 1968; Fedden & MacLeod 1986), but we did not capture any specimen during our field surveys. Eisentraut (1963) recorded this species in primary montane forest at elevations from 1200 m up to 2260 m a.s.l., where it roosted in large caves.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Miniopteridae

Genus

Miniopterus

Loc

Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817)

Mongombe, Aaron Manga, Fils, Eric Moise Bakwo & Tamesse, Joseph Lebel 2020
2020
Loc

Vespertilio schreibersii

Vespertilio schreibersii Kuhl, 1817: 14.