Nycticeinops schlieffeni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Nycticeinops schlieffeni (Peters, 1859)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Schlieffen's Bat, Schlieffen's Twilight Bat
Nycticeius schlieffeni (Peters, 1859)
Taxonomic Notes: Was previously listed in the database under Nycticeius.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-31
Assessor(s): Monadjem, A., Cotterill, F., Taylor, P.J. & Jacobs, D.
Reviewer(s): Piraccini, R.
A widespread and rather common species, currently facing no major threats. It is therefore considered as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distribution is split into two: one range in west Africa (including north Senegal, south Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria), and one covering much of east and south Africa (as far south as north-east Swaziland). The species is absent from much of the Horn of Africa, north-east Ethiopia, east Tanzania, and north-east Mozambique. There is a smaller central African range in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). There are also records from Niger, Central African Republic (CAR), and the Nile delta in Egypt.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:This bat is rather common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits dry and moist savanna, dry shrubland, desert, and semi-desert. It roosts under the roofs of huts or in crevices in trees. TIt has been taken from under the bark of a dead Acacia nigrescens tree in mopane savanna in Zinave National Park (Smithers and Labao Tello, 1976).
Generation Length (years):5.63

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None in place.

Citation: Monadjem, A., Cotterill, F., Taylor, P.J. & Jacobs, D. 2017. Nycticeinops schlieffeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T41533A22005999. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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