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Tadarida condylura

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA CHIROPTERA MOLOSSIDAE

Scientific Name: Tadarida condylura
Species Authority: (A. Smith, 1833)
Common Name(s):
English Angolan Free-tailed Bat, Knob-tailed Mops Bat, Angolan Mops Bat, Knob-tailed Nyctinome
Synonym(s):
Mops angolensis Peters, 1870
Mops condylurus (A. Smith, 1833)
Mops fulva Thomas, 1908
Mops occidentalis Monard, 1939
Mops orientis G.M. Allen & Loveridge, 1942
Mops osborni J.A. Allen, 1917
Mops wonderi Sanbron, 1936

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Cotterill, F.P.D.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This bat is widely distributed over much of sub-Saharan Africa. It ranges from Senegal, the Gambia and Mali in the west, to the Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia in the east; from here it ranges southwards through much of eastern and southern Africa, as far south as eastern South Africa and Swaziland. The species appears to be largely absent from the Congo Basin.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is largely associated with savanna habitats (both moist and dry), although it may sometimes be encountered at the edges of woodland. It is commonly found roosting in buildings, hollow trees and rock crevices.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. Some colonies roosting within buildings are possibly threatened by general persecution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in a number of protected areas. No direct conservation actions are currently needed for the species as a whole.

Citation: Mickleburgh, S., Hutson, A.M., Bergmans, W. & Cotterill, F.P.D. 2008. Tadarida condylura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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