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Livingstone's house bat

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Livingstone's house bat (Scotophilus livingstonii) is a species of bat found in Africa.

Taxonomy and etymology

It was described as a new species in 2014. The holotype had been collected in 1985 in Kenya. It is a sister taxon to the African yellow bat (S. dinganii) and Scotophilus trujilloi. The eponym for the species name "livingstonii" is Scottish explorer David Livingstone.[2]

Description

It is a small species of bat, with a head and body length of 85.4 mm (3.36 in) and a tail length of 48.4 mm (1.91 in). The forearm is approximately 51.7–55.6 mm (2.04–2.19 in) long. Its fur is reddish-mahogany in color.[2]

Range and habitat

It has been documented in Ghana and Kenya. As Ghana and Kenya are on opposite sides of the continent, it is likely that its range includes some of the countries between them.[1]

Conservation

As of 2017 it is evaluated as a least-concern species by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this classification because it has a wide geographic range and it tolerates human-altered landscapes. It is threatened by intentional destruction of its roosts by humans.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Monadjem, A. (2017). "Scotophilus livingstonii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T84466826A84466829..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ a b Brooks, D. M.; Bickham, J. W. (2014). "New species of Scotophilus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Sub-Saharan Africa" (PDF). Museum of Texas Tech University (326).

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Livingstone's house bat: Brief Summary

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Livingstone's house bat (Scotophilus livingstonii) is a species of bat found in Africa.

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